Punch,  45 (1863), 123.

Public-Spirited Severity



News-Commentary, Drollery


Death, Medical Treatment, Crime

    Discusses the report of an inquest held at St George's Hospital into the death of a wounded man who, after being refused medical attention by a Dr Armstrong, died through loss of blood. Responding to a juror's questioning of Armstrong's actions, considers that Armstrong was right not to interfere but to refer the victim to the nearby St George's. Points out that had he not done so, Armstrong would have been blamed for 'not having referred' the patient.

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