Curiosities of Medical Experience. No. 6—How Jack Randle got on During Mr Muff's Absence [6/11]
Short Fiction, Satire, Serial
Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Pharmaceuticals, Gender, Mental Illness
Describes Jack Randle's attempts to treat a female patient who is suffering from a 'fit of hysterics'. Notes that he placed 'cupping glasses' on the patient's head and a tourniquet on her arm, and informed her that 'these measures would counteract the photographic circulation, caused by too much excitement of the tariff and system in general'. Describes Randle's experiences bleeding a farmer, and in response to Joseph Muff, asks whether he 'ever imagines that medical men know what etiquette meant' and insists that Muff 'cannot think what a generous, liberal-minded, open-hearted set of men they are'.
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