Doctor Griggs attended both the March and Grey families. He is both an anti-Semite, refusing to speak to Dr. Bent because he is Jewish, and a misogynist, thinking Julia had no right to know about her husband’s syphilis.
He is disturbed by Julia’s inquiry about Sir Edward’s health and informs the Earl March. He tells Julia that she shouldn’t trouble herself and says if she remains troubled that she should take laudanum.
He realizes that Julia has been seen in the company of Brisbane and lets her know there has been gossip and that he thinks she should be at Simon’s side. Julia lets him know that it isn’t the place of a doctor, who is in trade, to speak to the daughter of an Earl in a such a manner.
When Julia discovers that Dr. Griggs knew about Edward’s syphilis and didn’t tell her she dismisses him.