Punch,  7 (1844), 99.

Medical Reform



Essay, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Animal Magnetism, Mesmerism, Homeopathy, Charlatanry, Education

    Punch's 'plan of the Council of Health and Medical Education'. The plans include: having 'different patent medicine vendors', 'advertising surgeons', and 'itinerant lecturers upon Animal Magnetism' on the council; setting examination questions that test the 'ability of the candidates to concoct puffs and posters'; establishing professorships in such subjects as 'Universal Medicine' and 'Homeopathy and Humbug'; and having lectures on such subjects as 'On Nervous and Mental Complaints; with the Cure for Benevolence rather than Gain'.

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