Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 94–95.

Questions and Answers



Miscellaneous, Drollery


Medical Practitioners

    One of the questions is 'What is a Doctor?'. The answer begins: 'A doctor, videlicit an M.D., is a sedate-looking personage; he listens calmly to the story of your ailments; [...] he feels your pulse, writes two or three unintelligible lines of Latin, for which you pay him a guinea' (94). The remainder of the description relates to his coach and servants.

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