His stock-in-trade is a tray of articles unknown to the
pharmacopœia, and of these he makes nauseating compounds
WHERE THE HOOD MAKES THE DOCTOR
Chinese doctors pass no examinations and require no qualifications
beyond an air of profound wisdom and an old book of prescriptions.
Almost anything nasty is deemed good as medicine, and the larger the
dose the more likely the cure. Doctors, however, are judged entirely
by results, and no cure no fee is the rule