Punch,  45 (1863), 211.

Hadji Here and Hadji There!



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Treatment, Quackery, Mesmerism, Vaccination, Government, Cultural Geography

    Considers that 'progress in Turkey' is demonstrated by the nation's periodical, Terjuman Ahval, which features an advertisement for a medical cure effected by breathing on and using charms on the patient. Describes the state of medical quackery in Turkey, noting that the 'Mussulmans are even with the British Aristocracy in medical enlightenment', that Constantinople has 'advertising Mesmerists', although the Turks have no such 'nostrum vendors' as Thomas Holloway and James Morison, or a government that endorses such medical treatments. Suggests that if Holloway and 'his brotherhood' should 'turn Turk with them' then they should 'turn Turks too', and set up business in Constantinople.

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