Punch,  28 (1855), 94.

Justice for the Doctor!



News-Commentary, Polemic


Medical Practitioners, Surgery, War, Government, Patronage, Class, Status

    Responds to a letter in The Times which reveals that medical students at St Bartholomew's Hospital blame Admiralty regulations for the 'want of sufficient medical aid in the Naval service' and refuse to enter the Navy until the situation improves. Praises the students' position and insists that the Government 'must either do them justice or do without them'. Ridicules the view that hospital surgeons can easily recover their private practices after war service, and that they only deserve minimum financial compensation for this setback because they are aristocratic snobs.

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