Punch,  34 (1858), 231.

A Medical Sentimentalist





Medical Practitioners

    Discusses a Lancet advertisement from a medical practitioner who wishes to be introduced 'to the Daughter of a Medical Man, with a view to Marriage and Partnership'. While praising the heart of the advertiser, surmises that the 'boundless love [...] embraces the whole profession, as he in whose glowing breast it palpitates, seems prepared to fold in his arms the child of any member of that profession, and join her papa in practice'. Claiming to be able to 'divine' the character of the doctor from his advertisement, argues that he enjoys moonlight walks, poetry, tender music, and that he gets upset over his 'young and beautiful' consumptive patients.

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