Punch,  7 (1844), 84.

Birds of a Feather



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Treatment, Mesmerism, Quackery, Politics, Government

    Responds to the Home Secretary James R G Graham's discussion in Parliament of medical quackery. Rephrases an extract from Graham's speech so that he claims that given the revenue 'derived by Government from the duty on quack medicines' it is not surprising that 'Ministers should uphold quackery'. Challenges Graham's belief that the act of being imposed on by medical quacks is pleasurable, and laments Graham's toleration of quackery.

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