Punch,  5 (1843), 238.

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News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Accidents

    Believes that the injuries caused to the eye by umbrella-points and walking sticks provides 'oculists' with great numbers of patients. Thinks it is a 'pity, that eyes should be absolutely destroyed' because merely a seriously injured eye would 'suffice for professional purposes'. Congratulates the surgical profession on the 'state of the metropolitan thoroughfares' because the latter present obstructions which 'give rise to an immense number of fractures and dislocations'.

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