Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette , 1 Hōngongoi 1914, Page 3
Poor old Aunt Elizabeth was a martyr to rheumatism, and was consulting her nephew, a newly-fledged doctor, as to what she had better do.
She was a wealthy old lady, and her loving nephew was most anxious to make a good impression.
"You should try an electric treatment, aunt," he said. "Electricity is life, you know, and it is especially good in overcoming your complaint."
"Now, George, don't you try your new-fangled ideas on me, because I won't hay© it. Electricity, indeed! Stuff and nonsense! You know very well that I was struck by lightning only a few months ago, and it hasn't done me a bit of good!"