Punch,  7 (1844), 141.

Rival Rogues

A Pettifogger


Letter, Spoof


Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Government, Charlatanry, Quackery

    Addresssing himself to the Home Secretary James R G Graham, 'A Pettifogger' identifies himself as one of the 'unqualified practitioners' or 'quacks' to be penalised in Graham's Medical Reform Bill. Seeks protection for himself and for his 'fraternity' and hopes that Graham will reform the law as well as medicine, since 'the unskilful physician can only kill a few patients' while the 'ignorant attorney can but ruin a client or two'.

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