Punch,  51 (1866), 207.

Fenian Surgeons in the Army



News-Commentary, Drollery


Politics, Medical Practitioners, Education, War, Nationalism

    Expects that the Fenians will be delighted by a Pall Mall Gazette article on the Army Medical Training School, Netley which, owing to the unpopularity of military service with the 'medical profession', has been forced to recruit most of its students from Ireland. Points out that most of these new recruits are 'bad' and likely to become Fenians. Thinks that the idea of Fenian surgeons in the Army will delight the revolutionary Irish nationalist James Stephens, but considers the condition of 'our Military Medical Service' to be 'surprising' given the 'present state of Europe', not least given the attempts of Prince George (2nd Duke of Cambridge) to encourage medical officers into the army.

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