Punch,  11 (1846), 87.

The Sanatory Condition of the City



Reportage, Spoof


Public Health, Disease

    Suggests that a commission into London's sanitary condition publish a report containing several observations. These include the susceptibility of Londoners to 'a species of disorder termed Podagra, or Gout', the link between 'taking into the stomach too ample allowances of animal and other substances' and 'civic diseases', and the fact that the 'Lord Mayor's dinner alone gives occasion, annually, for the services of some hundreds of doctors'. The report concludes by recommending that Londoners 'limit their supplies of food and drink'.

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