Cornhill Magazine,  3 (1861), 504–12.

Roundabout Papers.—No. XI. On a Chalk-Mark on the Door

[William M Thackeray]


Regular Feature, Editorial, Essay, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Disease, Medical Treatment

    Recalls the circumstances of 'an illness which, but for a certain doctor, who was brought to me by a certain friend I had in those days [John Forster], would, I think, have prevented the possibility of my telling this interesting anecdote now a dozen years later'. Thackeray's drunken old servant, however, administered the doses of medicine 'not the way in which Dr. Elliotson had intended his prescription should be taken'. (509)


Thackeray 1863

See also:

Peters 1987, 191

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