Punch,  32 (1857), 255.

A Short Way With a Lunatic



News-Commentary, Drollery


Mental Illness, Medical Practitioners, Hospitals, Commerce

    Discusses an advertisement granting 'twenty per cent annually on the receipts' to 'any Medical Man recommending a quiet Patient of either Sex, to a First-Class asylum'. Thinks that this amount of money being 'screwed out of the lunatic's board and lodging' would probably shorten his life considerably. Observes that the keeper of the asylum should have an interest in 'prolonging the existence of his unfortunate charge' and could 'easily cheat the medical man out of the guaranteed twenty per cent'.

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