Cornhill Magazine,  4 (1861), 641–64.

The Adventures of Philip on His Way Through the World; Shewing Who Robbed Him, Who Helped Him, and Who Passed Him By Ch. 25–26  [12/20]

[William M Thackeray]


Novel, Serial


Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Status, Periodicals

    Although disgraced in England, Dr Brand Firmin has established 'a not inconsiderable practice' in North America. In a letter to his son, he reports, 'My reputation as a physician had preceded me to this country. My work on Gout was favourably noticed here [i.e. New York], and in Philadelphia and in Boston, by the scientific journals of those great cities. People are more generous and compassionate towards misfortune here than in our cold-hearted island'. (653)


Thackeray 1862

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