Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 364–66.

Chronicles of the Canongate





Medical Practitioners, Heroism, Disease, Pharmaceuticals

    The writer points out some slips and signs of carelessness in the novel. One of these occurs in the following passage: '"Hartley fell a victim to his professional courage, in withstanding the progress of a contagious distemper, which he at length caught, and under which he sank," vol. 2, p. 367'. Another one occurs in a passage which describes a medical practitioner's 'great leathern pocket-book in which he deposited particular papers, with a small supply of the most necessary and active medicines'. (365)

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