Punch,  26 (1854), 10.

Hippocrates and Bacchus



Essay, Drollery


Societies, Crime, Medical Treatment, Charlatanry, Medical Practitioners, Commerce

    Explores the consequences of the formation of a society for prohibiting 'the sale of fermented liquors, except for medicinal purposes'. Believes that legislation 'treating strong drinks as drugs' would 'be a boon to the medical profession' because doctors would have the power to 'prescribe thousands' for every draught that they now prescribe. Speculates on the terms in which doctors would permit the consumption of large quantities of liquor for treating ailments.

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