Punch,  13 (1847), 102.

A Row in the Buildings



News-Commentary, Drollery; Dialogue, Spoof


Sanitation, Public Health, Disease, Government

People mentioned:

Edwin Chadwick

    Presents an imaginary conversation between various diseases following news of the formation of a sanitary commission for the metropolis. Diseases resent this intrusion. Typhus, for example, describes the sanitary reformer Thomas S Smith as 'an ugly hand to deal with', while Cholera, who has been making 'miasma and gases' in his Fleet Ditch 'laboratory', suspected a change for the worse 'when they began to attack the precious principle of self-government'.

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