Punch,  58 (1870), 159.

The Invalid Author

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Illustration, Drollery

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Gender, Medical Practitioners, Reading

    Shows a sickroom in which a man lies in bed and is attended by his wife. At the foot of the bed, a nurse is seen engrossed in a book. The wife asks who gave the book to the nurse and the husband replies that he did, which prompts his wife to chastise him, since he 'knew how important it is that she [the nurse] shouldn't go to sleep!'.

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