Cornhill Magazine,  4 (1861), 129–52.

The Adventures of Philip on His Way Through the World; Shewing Who Robbed Him, Who Helped Him, and Who Passed Him By Ch. 17–18  [8/20]

[William M Thackeray]


Novel, Serial


Medical Practitioners, Gender, Imperialism

    According to her husband, Mrs. General Baynes 'really is a magnificent physician, now. She has got some invaluable prescriptions, and in India she used to doctor the whole station'. However, the narrator, Arthur Pendennis, remarks that Mrs. Baynes 'would have taken the present writer's little household under her care, and proposed several remedies for my children, until their alarmed mother was obliged to keep them out of her sight'. (138)


Thackeray 1862

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