Type of the Medical Rogue
Medical Practitioners, Quackery, Commerce, Race
Discusses a letter to the Morning Post concerning a 'German Jew' who falsely represented himself as a surgeon to Giuseppe Garibaldi, but who lost the medical instruments entrusted to him. Focuses on the fact that, for libel reasons, the German's name was not given. Also argues that a 'nominal exposure' of a 'rogue' will not 'prevent him from setting up in London as an advertising quack'. Imagines how the quack would 'carry on a noisome and extortionate practice' under a false name. Concludes that it is 'useless as well as [...] dangerous, to denounce these blackguards personally', a group of people who can easily be distinguished from the 'decent and respectable part of mankind' by their eyes, noses, lips, and jewellery.
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