Punch, 35 (1858), 3.
Punch's Essence of Parliament
Regular Feature, Reportage, Drollery
Pollution, Public Health, Sanitation, Politics, Government
Reports on the alarming stench caused by 'that old offender, Father Thames', and on the roles played by the Metropolitan Board of Works, dock and gas companies, and the Chief Commissioner of Works. Adds that while 'remedial measures' were desired by both Houses of Parliament, 'nothing was done', and that Goldsworthy Gurney should no longer be responsible for the health of Members of Parliament, 'as his reservoir of air in the Star Chamber Court was now poisoned'.
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