Punch,  30 (1856), 87.

The Doctors of Doctors



Reportage, Spoof


Medical Treatment, Quackery, Politics, Medical Practitioners, Commerce, Government

People mentioned:

James Morison

    Reports on the 'frantic state of alarm' among 'all the quacks' caused by the statesman Thomas E Headlam's introduction of a Medical Reform Bill that sought to quash the trade in quack medicines. However, explains that while the bill will force 'every medical man' to pay a fee to register his name, it will not 'prevent quacks from publishing as many falsehoods as they please'. Laments the fact that this bill will penalise 'many a qualified practitioner' and begs Headlam to 'let the poor Doctors alone'.

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