Southern Medical Students.
The New York Express
publishes some choice extracts from the comments of the Republican press on the proposition of the Southern Medical Students
in New York to leave that city.
&c., attempt to be very witty at their expense, and the Sun
launches out as follows:
"Secession and Sawbones.--The Southern Medical Student is well known in the neighborhoods of Thirteenth street, Irving Place, and Fourth avenue. He is a long-haired, lantern-jawed, verdant youth, afflicted with chronic salivation and inveterate profanity.
Reared in the semi-savage solitude of a remote plantation, and deriving his ideas of morals, grammar and behavior from his negro nurse and picaninny playmates, he becomes in New York a puzzle to professors, a terror to landladies, and a munificent patron of grog shops.
Having finished his so-called course of study, if he be lucky enough to obtain a diploma, he returns to his native wilds to commence practice on a portentous stock of medical is nuance, calomel and quinine.
"Next to his love for tobacco and grog comes his taste for disunion.
Ignorant of law, and innocent of logic, his stock of political ideas consists wholly of hatred of the people to whom he is obliged to come for instruction.
If he does not know anything else, he knows that "Yankees" are a shade worse than thieves and robbers.
He is quite ready to accept from these wretched New Yorkers such a knowledge of physic as his intellect is capable of receiving, and he balances the debt of obligation by abusing his teachers.
"The Southern Medical Student — we use the individual as the type of the species — held an adjourned meeting on Friday night at 751 Broadway. Nearly one hundred and fifty persons were present, including reporters, curious observers, and Majors
, and Generals
, from foreign parts, caught and brought in for the occasion.--We regret to state that some gentlemen were of the number who spoke and acted; and we presume they regretted then own presence, for such sentiments of conservatism and sobriety as they expressed were hissed and groaned down by the Student.
The Student was noisy with delight, profuse of oaths, and vocal with insanity.
For it was a Secession convention of the representative Student
The Southern most States are to secede from the Union
, and the Student is to secede from New York.
We are to be bereft of his picturesque presence.
Sawbones will return to his beloved Sambo — Arcades ambo!
New York will hang up its financial and lay down its industrial hoe; for how can it exist without the Student?"
If the "Southern medical student" can swallow such doses as that, and stick to those who administer them, he must be willing to expend a good deal in sensibility as well as purse, in order to obtain that ‘"portentous stock of medical ignorance, calomel and quinine,"’ which the Sun
admits is all he acquires by his New York medical education.