Punch,  38 (1860), 215.

Officiousness of Poor-Law Medical Officers





Medical Practitioners, Morality, Medical Treatment

    Discusses a statement in an article in the Salisbury and Winchester Journal which presents an example of the 'gross excess of duty' exercised by poor law medical officers. Holds that such medical practitioners should not treat workhouse patients with 'the same amount of attendance and physic' as respectable people, and points out that poor law guardians 'desire to impress on the mind of every medical officer' the maxim 'Above all things no zeal'.

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