Punch,  8 (1845), 153.

Success to Poison!





Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners, Quackery, Crime, Government, Politics

    Responds to news of the imprisonment of a medical practitioner for administering poison to a stonemason. Strongly advocates transportation as the only means of dealing with quacks, once Home Secretary James R G Graham's bill becomes law. Thinks the latter piece of legislation gives quacks 'a carte blanche for prescriptions, even of arsenic, or prussic acid, in any orthography, and no matter what dose'.

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