Punch,  15 (1848), 200.

Medical Officers and Poor-Law Paymasters





Medical Practitioners, Public Health, Expertise, Education

    Attacks the author of a hoax advertisement in the Leeds Mercury for a medical officer for the Howden Union Board of Guardians. Believes that had the advertisement been intended as a 'squib', then the author should have 'mentioned among the requisites for the medical officership' that he should expect to live extremely modestly because the 'remuneration for the discharge of his arduous duties will very probably leave him out of pocket'. Claims that the author wanted to malign the Howden Union for offering 'an educated practitioner' a measly salary for attending a large district. Urges the author to refute this imputation to the Howden Union 'which would be unspeakably disgraceful to them if it were true'.

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