Punch, 41 (1861), 223.
Copies for Physicians
Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Accidents, Expertise, Methodology
Discusses a letter in The Times complaining about the poor quality of physicians' handwriting, a problem which can lead to fatally wrong doses being prescribed. Suggests that physicians 'return to those studies of penmanship' and presents some beautifully written examples of how they should prescribe treatment. The examples represent Punch's interpretation of physicians' aporisms: for example, 'Avoid Empiricism', 'Drugs are Deleterious', 'Humbug is unprofessional', and 'Nature alone cures'.
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