Punch,  7 (1844), 227.

Street Thoughts



Diary, Spoof


Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Commerce, Accidents

    The thoughts of a surgeon are focused on the ways in which he can make money out of the dangerous aspects of street life. Relishes the number of 'fractures and dislocations' that will result from a gentleman falling over a hoop trundled by a ragamuffin, and refuses to remove orange peel from the pavement, 'the blessings of the whole profession' being on those who scattered the peel. Equally 'amazed and delighted' to see ladies 'going about in thin shoes' on damp and muddy streets, a fashion that he expects to result in broken ankles and numerous interesting afflictions, including catarrh and coughs.

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