Punch,  38 (1860), 117.

Physicians and Fools





Medical Practitioners, Mental Illness, Medical Treatment, Education

    Discusses an advertisement in The Times from a surgeon wishing to 'meet with an idiotic or imbecile patient'. Puzzled by this advertisement since it believes most medical men have problems convincing patients why they should follow 'the diet and regimen prescribed in compliance with natural laws', and that they regard most patients as 'idiots and imbeciles'.

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