Punch,  41 (1861), 110.

Ancient and Modern Quacks



News-Commentary, Drollery


Archaeology, Ancient Authorities, Medical Practitioners, Quackery, Charlatanry, Commerce

    Discusses a Builder report of some 'relics of the ancient Romans who inhabited Uriconnium', amongst which is a stamp that advertised (in Latin) a cure for eye complaints. Emphasises the similarity between 'ancient and modern quackery', not least the fact that the Roman quack dubbed himself 'physician', much like the way the notorious David G Jones called himself 'doctor', without having any medical qualification (see PU1/41/3/1). Concludes by observing that 'As of old, so now, Quack is Quack and Rogue is Rogue'.

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]