Punch,  57 (1869), 153.

More Happy Thoughts  [15/37]

[Francis C Burnand]


Diary, Spoof, Serial


Health, Disease, Human Development, Sanitation, Medical Practitioners

    Describes the anxiety of narrator's wife respecting a disease he may have caught from the pigs and chickens on his farm. She sends for a doctor who examines their baby and discovers a 'new rash' on its body. The doctor advises the family to go abroad for 'a change', a proposal with which the narrator agrees because this will allow the 'Inspector' to rebuild his pigstys in a more sanitary fashion. The narrator also describes his continued problems with 'rheumatics'.


Burnand 1871

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