Punch, 43 (1862), 146.
Sausages in the Slums
Disease, Public Health, Pollution, Nutrition
Following reports of a few deaths from 'scarlatina maligna' traced to the 'foetid exhalations' from a sausage factory in Bethnal Green, wonders how many more deaths will result from such 'zymotic effluvia' and from the consumption of the writer's beloved sausages, which produce such noxious substances. Wishes Punch would 'say what is necessary to put the law in motion for sweeping away the sausage-factories which reduce the inferior population, and diminish the enjoyment of your occasional reader'.
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