1853 The Lancet  
19 any one-not even yourself, lllr. Editor, so high an authorityto say that there is anything unreasonable in my demand. Having obtained the legal qualification, let one and all of us unite, petition for that protection from Government which our education, position, and influence in society fully entitle us to, and with one determined co2cp de main hurl to the vault of the Capulets those vile impostors who rob us of what is our due, i corrupt the morals of the million with their filthy
more » ... eir filthy publications, empty the poor man's pockets of his hard-won earnings, ameliorating his condition not in the least, ushering him into the world a victim to their artifices, and lastly, though by no means the least important, affording a good example of the insufficiency of our legislature, and the wilful blindness of medical men to their own interests. I remain, Sir, your obedient servant, December, 1852.
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