Punch,  26 (1854), 209.

Hard as Board



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Commerce, Disease, Class

    Discusses a 'fierce conflict' between the 'Guardians of the Poor' and the medical officers they employ over the allegedly 'paltry' remuneration of the latter. Notes that the Poor Law guardians in Greenwich expect to be commended by the Poor Law Commission for having kept medical officers' salaries so low. Ironically considers which of the competing examples of exploitation of medical officers would be most likely to win Punch's 'palm'.

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