Punch,  61 (1871), 11.

Surprising Questions (See Tichborne Case)



Notes, Drollery


Medical Treatment, Quackery, Homeopathy

    A series of questions beginning with the phrase 'Would it surprise you'—a celebrated phrase used in the sensational legal case of the 'Tichborne Claimaint' (Arthur Orton). The questions are deliberately designed to make the reader answer in the affirmative. These include '"Would it surprise you" to know that the Royal College of Physicians were insisting on the practice of homœopathy?'

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