A lady doctor? Pull the other one
by Instant Noodle
Clearly this cartoon was funny in 1867. The idea was clearly absurd.
But Punch doesn’t know what’s coming. In 1869, the Edinburgh Seven, a group of women lead by Sophia Jex-Blake, will be permitted to attend lectures at Edinburgh University, and they managed MDs from continental institutions around a decade later.
Naturally, Punch still finds the whole concept hilarious.