Dialogue includes: Doctor. "Well, Matthew, did you take those pills I sent you yesterday?" Patient. "Yes, doctor; but couldn't 'e do 'em up in something different? They little boxes be terrible hard to swallow!"
A doctor asking an elderly patient if he has taken a box of pills that he has prescribed, the patient retorts that he found the boxes difficult to swallow. Wood engraving by L. Raven-Hill, 1906.
Credit: Wellcome Collection.