Punch,  30 (1856), 97.

A Hospital for Incurables





Hospitals, Class, Medical Treatment, Patronage, Disability

    Describes the functions of a new 'Royal Hospital for the Permanent Care and Comfort of Those who by Disease, Accident, or Deformity, are Hopelessly Disqualified for the Duties of Life'. Explains that the hospital is to provide an alternative to paupers destined for the workhouse and argues that those wealthy individuals who save thousands of lives by patronising the hospital will 'depart this life worth something'.

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