Punch,  6 (1844), 36.

A New Bath

Mr Mac BoileauW GrenornThomas FreshWalter NewunSarah Hay


Introduction, Drollery; Letter, Spoof


Medical Treatment, Invention, Light, Psychology, Education, Mechanics, Mathematics, Light

    The author of the introduction presents the testimony of 'three undergraduates and one bed-maker' for the 'patent Self-Acting Americano herbo-medicated vapour-bath'. W Grenorn, a student expected to do badly in his examinations, describes how the machine expanded his mind 'under the action of vaporeal caloric', and helped him to understand hydrostatics and optics, and avoid failure. Walter Newun claims the machine had made him Senior Wrangler.

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