Several legislators appear as quack physicians trying to cure a large sick man labeled "Protection" with a packet of "Boodle" on his lap. From left are "Hill, Pugh, Vest, Chandler, Brice, Hoar, Peffer, Gorman, [and] McPherson," and John Sherman. They apply such medications as "Delay Tonic, Concessions to Trusts, Sympathy, Wind, Senatorial Fog, Obstruction Pills, [and] Misleading Talk."
Sick; Care of the sick; Tariff; Free trade--Protection; Legislators; Quacks and quackery; Medical care; Medical personnel; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Pugh, James L. (James Lawrence), 1820-1907; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Brice, Calvin Stewart, 1845-1898; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906; McPherson, John R. (John Rhoderic), 1833-1897; Sherman, John, 1823-1900