Punch,  47 (1864), 100.

A Word to the Westry





Medical Practitioners, Adulteration, Imposture, Government, Politics

    Discusses news that 'Upwards of two hundred doctors' have supported Arthur H Hassall as a candidate for the 'New Medical Officer' in Marylebone, a judgement that has 'enraged that awful body the Marylebone Vestry'. Reports that the vestry has denounced the 'Medical Profession for its interference' but cannot understand this reaction as Marylebone is not known for unscrupulous tradesmen whose adulterating activities would be exposed by Hassall. Concludes that 'it still looks fishy to see Trade banded against Hassall, and for the sake of the "good taste" of which these swell parochials are so justly proud'.

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