Punch,  50 (1866), 161.

The Sold Army Surgeons





Medical Practitioners, War, Class

    Notes a complaint by the 'medical profession' that their status in the Guards has changed from 'regimental' (which they were originally promised) to 'brigade', a change that the medical professionals believe will 'prevent them from ever reaching the higher grades in the service to which they would otherwise rise in due course'. Explains that the government has not taken any steps to make the Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, Prince George (2nd Duke of Cambridge), reverse this decision, but the writer agrees that this is 'the way to treat those snobs of Army Surgeons'. Draws attention to the 'scarcity of surgeons in the Army and Navy' in 'these weak piping times of peace', but fully expects this to change when 'war breaks out'—when there will be enough inducements to tempt medical professionals into military service.

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