Punch, 49 (1865), 106.
The Weed on the Rail
Pollution, Narcotics, Medical Treatment, Railways, Public Health, Sanitation
Written from the perspective of a cigar smoker, who points out that doctors classify tobacco smoke as an disinfectant, and argues that railway companies should 'repeal their stupid bye-laws against smoking', not least because this will be a 'precaution against contagion'. Emphasises that his views are motivated purely by an 'anxiety about the public health' and a 'sincere interest in sanitary science'.
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