Punch,  47 (1864), 228.

Two Quacks in Quod



News-Commentary, Drollery


Quackery, Crime, Medical Treatment, Imposture

    Relishes news that judge George W W Bramwell has passed custodial sentences on two advertising quacks, A F Henery and Mr Anderson, who 'traded on the silly fears of a young officer' (cf. PU1/47/19/1). Warns the governor of the jail to be wary of 'felons with a smattering of medical science' who may feign illness. Ponders the fact that only 'two rascals' have been 'caged', and that Mr Punch's file contains information on many who have not come before Bramwell. Threatens: 'Woe to the first on whom Mr. Punch shall lay the Iron Flail'. Insists that Punch is only mentioning this repugnant subject 'from a sense of duty' to those who may fall victim to 'these cold-blooded extortioners and quacks'.

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