Cartoons: Sick Day

Whether it’s kids with colds or fathers with fevers, bugs have always been a bother!

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“I’m getting worried, dear! Five weeks is an awfully long time for a cold to hang on.”
Hank Baeb
December 15, 1956

 

“Now what’s all this nonsense about an epidemic?”
Joseph Zeis
December 9, 1961

 

“I think he’s feeling a trifle better today, doctor.”
A.F. Wiles
December 1, 1956

 

“My parents thought at first it was a reaction to a neurosis, or some emotional disturbance…but it turned out to be chicken pox.”
Harry Mace
November 28, 1959

 

Ford Button
July 1, 1961

 

“How could you get into that condition in only eight hours?”
Walter Goldstein
June 25, 1960

 

“Giving him nose drops…why?”
Scott Taber
May 8, 1958

 

“Well, for your information, 98.7 is a fever!”
Kirk
March 10, 1956
Mort Temes
February 25, 1961

 

“I have a hunch he’s got something besides cough medicine there.”
Gus Lundberg
February 14, 1959

 

“Have you been taking anything for it?”
Joseph Zeis
February 4, 1956

 

“You realize, of course, that what this amounts to is practicing medicine without a license!”
Bill Yates
January 17, 1959

 

“It’s a get-well card from your boss. Sounds like an order.”
Chon Day
January 17, 1959

 

Scott Taber
March 10, 1956

 

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  1. These ARE some sick cartoons, Post editors. If you find any more at a later date, run those too! My favorite one is your opening cartoon, or number 11 down by Joe Zeis. The man’s crocked with that big pink nose, while a guest sits on the couch (thoughtlessly) with her cigarette smoke almost right under it, yet not bothered by it at all.

    # 10 directly above it I can personally relate to. I basically did this at work for a couple of days in January 1990 at Robinson’s right before the close date of the billing cycle to get every last payment in to get my bonus check higher. My boss didn’t mind seeing that bottle of NyQuil and the plastic cup on my desk because she knew I’d get those payments in and still not sound sloshed over the phone. Best boss ever!

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