Punch,  26 (1854), 37.

Freedom of a Free Hospital



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Hospitals

    Discusses the possible authorship of a glowing biography of a surgeon, Mr Hancock, published in the Lancet. Doubts whether this non-technical account of the surgeon's appearance could have been penned by a surgeon. Discusses the dismissal of John Gay from the staff of the Royal Free Hospital, a move resulting from the hospital committee being offended by remarks about their institution in a biography of Gay in the Medical Circular. Notes that Gay's attempts to distance himself from the allegations proved unsuccessful.

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