Punch,  59 (1870), 198.

Great News for Little People



News-Commentary, Drollery


Physiology, Medical Treatment, Human Development, Quackery

    Discusses an advertisement for a 'remarkable physiological discovery' purporting to help 'short persons [...] increase in Height and Symmetry'. Notes the plethora of advertised remedies for getting rid of bodily imperfections, but points out that this advertisement is from a United States naval captain who, for the price of a 'stamp directed envelope', will instruct those who are 'troubled with shortness of stature'. Suggests that another 'physiological discovery' still to be made is how to grow shorter and anticipates that an 'American philanthropist' will soon supply an appropriate remedy.

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