Punch,  12 (1847), 248.

Salubrity of Smithfield



News-Commentary, Drollery


Public Health, Pollution, Commerce

    Ponders the amount of 'dirt one drinks' in Thames water and the argument that given that 'there is something salubrious in filth' then Smithfield Market is wholesome. Reports that Punch's analysis of water in the vicinity of Smithfield Market showed 'Mammon' and 'folly' to be its chief ingredients. Announces its preparation of a filter to remove this 'foulness'.

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