Punch,  50 (1866), 103.

Sad Want of Surgeons in the Army



Introduction, Drollery; Advertisement, Spoof


Medical Practitioners, Class

    Attacking the degrading routines to which medical practitioners are subjected in the army, the advertiser asks for young, highly qualified and 'Not Proud' surgeons to apply for army service. Insists that applicants must be fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons, have obtained an English physician's degree, and have the 'breeding, habits, and manners of gentlemen'. Warns that applicants must be prepared to accept snubs from combatant officers and sit at a side table in the mess.

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