The Adventures of Philip on His Way Through the World; Shewing Who Robbed Him, Who Helped Him, and Who Passed Him By Ch. 31–32 [15/20]
[William M Thackeray]
Discovery, Medical Treatment, Quackery, Commerce
In a letter from New York, Dr Brand Firmin informs his son, 'I am engaged in pursuing a scientific discovery here (it is medical, and connected with my profession), of which the results ought to lead to Fortune, unless the jade has for ever deserted George Brand Firmin' (267).
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