Punch,  21 (1851), 137.

The Dignity of Military Surgery





Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Quackery

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    Fiercely attacks medical practitioners as 'vile and infamous wretches' who 'get a disgraceful living by administering to the hard exigencies' of the sick with the 'resources of a paltry science' or a 'low mechanical art'. Condemns the easy studies and avaricious existence enjoyed by medical practitioners, and praises the Army Commander-in-Chief's Office (Horse Guards) for branding deserting army medical officers with the letter 'D'.

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