Punch,  58 (1870), 211.

A Charity for Girls of Fashion





Hospitals, Human Development, Medical Treatment, Disease

    Discusses a recent speech made by the chairman of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, who discussed the number of patients attending the hospital since its foundation thirty years earlier. Puzzled by the name of the hospital, which suggests that its beneficence is limited to children, the writer suggests that if it opens its doors to adults with such afflictions as club foot then it would benefit from patients who could pay for their accommodation and treatment. Notes the fee commanded by Parisian physicians for treating feet injured by the wearing of high-heeled boots and shoes, and warns that a similar fashion in London for wearing high-heeled footwear will turn feet into 'the semblance of a neat's tongue' and thus require attention at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

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