New Monthly Magazine
Dissection, Quackery, Adulteration
Rails against the different forms of cannibalism found in great cities. Observes: 'The town is occasionally very indignant and very noisy against the gouls of Surgeons' Hall, because they live upon the dead carcasses of their fellow-creatures; while, strange to say, it takes but little account of the hordes of wretches who openly, and in the face of day, hunt down living men in their nefarious dealings as porter brewers, quack doctors, [...] manufacturers of bean flour, alum, and Portland stone; and torture their subjects like so many barbecued pigs, in the complicated processes of their cookery'.
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