Punch,  44 (1863), 139.

Dearth of Army Surgeons

By Order


Announcement, Spoof


Medical Practitioners, Class, Colleges

    Requests 'a considerable number of Clever Young Snobs to compete for the Commission of Surgeon in the Army' owing to 'an extreme Scarcity of Eligible Candidates'. Attributing the latter to the refusal of such men to be treated as anything other than gentlemen, asks that all applicants be fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons, doctors of medicine, and in possession of diplomas recognised under the Medical Registration Act. Adds that they must be prepared to be subjected to such humiliating rituals as occupying 'a position subordinate to that of every combatant officer, even the youngest Ensign'.

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