Punch,  27 (1854), 79.

A Word for Mr Walker





Public Health, Sanitation, Medical Practitioners, Expertise

    Likens the omission of Mr Walker, a man of 'vast and unacknowledged' public services, from the new Board of Health to leaving the Prince of Denmark out of Hamlet. Admits that the present head of the board, Benjamin Hall, is 'well versed' in all the scientific and medical knowledge needed for sanitary reform, but thinks 'two heads are better than one'. Agrees that the Board of Health should not be run by a physician since 'the medical faculty is not the faculty of common sense' and because 'the Art of Cure is a different thing from the Science of Prevention'.

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