Punch,  33 (1857), 85.

A Hospital for Mangled English





Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Hospitals, Language

    Responds to a newspaper article reporting the Lancet's story of Dr O'Connor of the Royal Free Hospital who achieved success with his 'new remedy for neuralgia' tried on patients 'suffering under his care'. Puzzled by this latter claim which undermines the credibility of the hospital. Lamenting the poor grammar that has caused this confusion, suggests that the hospital's 'lame sentences' be cured and managed by a 'Committee'.

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