Punch,  49 (1865), 19.

Attestation of Quackery



News-Commentary, Drollery


Quackery, Medical Treatment, Crime, Periodicals, Charlatanry, Commerce

    Discusses two advertisements from 'a respectable Journal'. The first reports the trial of Dr Pritchard, stating that it 'will form a pretty specimen of the pharmaceutical poisons used in medicine, against which the British College of Health [...] has protested for the last forty years'. The second is an advertisement for Holloway's ointment and pills. Suspects that the 'quacks' at the British College of Health would use both articles to show the support of a 'reputable paper' for Morison's pills and Holloway's treatments. Questions whether the 'gentlemen who are responsible for the assertions published as those in the paper' are supporting 'untruths' for 'pecuniary consideration'.

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