Punch,  5 (1843), 108.

Lady Londonderry's Hospital



Essay, Drollery


Hospitals, Class, Medical Treatment, Human Species, Politics

    Examines the objects of a hospital 'to be founded on foolscap'. Reveals that the building is to be constructed so that 'no patient should see what is going on about him'. Adds that on the completion of the building, the statesman Henry P Brougham (1st Baron Brougham and Vaux) will be removed into 'Vanity Ward', where he will be prevented from writing and nobody will be able to listen to him. Notes the large number of patients expected at the 'Selfishness Ward' and the construction of the 'Idleness Ward—Arrogance Ward—Bribery and Corruption Ward', the wards being 'peculiarly adapted to the diseases of the aristocracy'.

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