I found this to be a
very interesting wee book and here is a wee bit from it...
Instead of commanding
confidence and respect, the title of "Dr," excites suspicion and, very
generally, contempt; instead of implying literary eminence and Moral
recitude, it implies rather ignorance and depravity, combined with
impudent assurance and unprincipled recklessness. I doubt very much if
the medical profession ever in any country occupied a more humble
position in public opinion than it at present occupies in Canada.
If a coroner’s inquest
were held on every case of death in this Province, say for the next six
months, and if the verdict in every case expressed candidly by public
opinion as to the cause of death, in comparatively few cases would the
verdict read, "died by the visitation of God" in the great majority it
would be, "died by the visitation of the Doctor". The causes of this
deplorable state of affairs are mainly two—first, the state of the law,
which so far from preventing quackery or providing a rod of punishment
for it, Is calculated rather to nurse that evil; and secondly, the low
standard of medical education in the Canadian Medical Schools.
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