Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 344.

Street Sympathies



Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine


Accidents, Medical Practitioners, Dissection

    Reflects that, while the stranger in London during the 'season' might think that no-one in the 'busy and enormous multitude' would care if he should have an accident, he would be wrong. There would be two who would 'evince the greatest sympathy in his fate': the newspaper reporter and 'the surgeon's apprentice, who, with anxious care, would bear him off to his hospital, that he might "try his 'prentice hand" to doctor him while living, and dissect him when dead'.

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