Punch,  54 (1868), 129.

An Omen to Quackery!



Poetry, Drollery


Quackery, Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners, Commerce

    Begins by describing the recent collapse of Thomas Holloway's shop premises on the north side of the Strand. Believes Holloway 'surpassed in name Old Parr' and how, in his shop, Holloway had 'compounded Pills' which he 'declared in puffs and bills'. Explains that the site of the shop is to be used for 'Courts of Law' and warns those 'Quacks, on public health who prey' to glean a bad omen from the fall of the house of Holloway.

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