News-Commentary; Notes, Satire
Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Skill
Discusses a letter in The Times in which the correspondent complains of his physician's failure to break down his bill into specific quantities. Thinks the correspondent believes that 'medicine has a marketable value [...] and that skill and science can be sold by weight and measure'. Suggests a model doctors' bill which includes such items as 6s. 8d. for 'replying, in the negative, to your question, Whether oyster-sauce was good for you?'.
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