Punch,  33 (1857), 188.

Downing-Street and Holywell Street



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Quackery, Government, Commerce, Patronage

    Discusses an advertisement in 'a country paper' placed by a doctor in Holywell Street, London, who warns 'Sufferers [...] against a quack who advertises in the same street' and 'unprincipled' medicine vendors, and whose name appears on advertisements with government-sanctioned guarantees of genuineness. Believes that the advertisement proves that the author is himself the quack in question but is more concerned that the government, in the shape of 'Her Majesty's Hon. Commissioners', has given 'the weight of its authority and power' to the advertisement. Insists that Queen Victoria's name has been misued and urges that the government should introduce its planned medical reform bill into Parliament with 'clean hands'.

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