Punch,  34 (1858), 235.

The Doctors and Their Bills



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Government, Politics, Homeopathy, Disease, Health

    Laments the number of medical bills brought before Parliament and blames this on dissent among doctors. Discussing ways of generating unanimity, suggests that a homeopathic bill 'might do more good than a larger one such as would please the general practitioner' and be acceptable to the Royal College of Physicians. Also suggests that 'the best Medical Bill would be 'one founded on the Chinese practice—"to pay the Doctor so long as you were well, and stop the payment the moment you fell ill"'.

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