Punch,  58 (1870), 28–29.

More Happy Thoughts  [28/37]

[Francis C Burnand]


Diary, Spoof, Serial


Medical Practitioners, Health, Disease, Medical Treatment

    Describes how the narrator's doctor, Dr Caspar, unexpectedly visited him while eating breakfast in a restaurant. He grumbles that 'when a Doctor calls upon me, as a patient, suddenly, I generally happen to be looking remarkably well, and all the symptoms that made me send for him [...] have vanished' (28). When his dining companions have left, the doctor examines him with his eye-glass and suspects he has 'rheumatic gout' and advises that he takes the waters and is more careful with his diet. The narrator writes down the doctor's system for recovering in the spa town of Aachen.


Burnand 1871

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