Punch,  27 (1854), 249.

The Missing Dispatch



Introduction; Letter, Spoof


Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Surgery, War, Heroism, Disease

Institutions mentioned:


    Penned at Sebastopol, notes the 'deep debt of gratitude' that the author hopes will one day be paid 'by the army and the country' to 'the Officers of the Medical Service'. Describes the 'heroism' of assistant-surgeon Thompson of the 44th regiment who was killed after performing gallant service to the wounded. The author's pseudonym is an allusion to the field marshall in charge of British forces in the Crimea, Fitzroy J H Somerset (1st Baron Raglan).

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