Punch,  59 (1870), 186.

Irish Phials of Wrath



Notes, Drollery


Medical Treatment, War, Cultural Geography, Nationalism

    Noting the story of an Irish boy who uses the word 'physic' to mean 'kill', recommends the story to French authorities charged with receiving Irish gentlemen who have volunteered to attend the French wounded in the Franco-Prussian war. Suggests that the Irish gentlemen may be intending to fill sick-beds.

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