Punch,  17 (1849), 99.

A Real Blessing to Anybody



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Commerce, Morality, Invention

    Analyses an advertisement from a person seeking employment as an assistant to an 'amiable' country medical practitioner, puffing himself with such attributes as 'gentlemanly', 'wakeful to a fault', and somebody who 'looks upon large salaries as a snare'. Denies that wakefulness can be carried to a fault unless it includes a propensity to jump up in the middle of the night, and walk about the house in the peculiar "costume of the period"'. Rejects the claim that medical assistants might be ensnared by money.

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