Punch,  54 (1868), 175.

How to Quash the Quacks



Letter, Spoof


Quackery, Medical Practitioners, Politics, Government, Public Health

    Addressed to the Home Secretary, Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, the letter-writer supports a plea in 'a medical journal' for him to 'press forward the Medical Acts Amendment Bill, which will rob the quacks of their power to assume medical titles', and which has been neglected for several years. Believes that 'There can hardly be much public business which should be deemed more pressing than that of taking care of the health of the public', and insists that depriving quacks of medical titles will undermine their power to endanger people's lives.

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