Punch,  14 (1848), 88.

Fashionable Laboratories



Essay, Drollery


Anaesthesia, Amusement

    Discusses the fashion for 'chemical evening parties' where chloroform is administered. Believes corresponding changes in party etiquette will include asking a 'young lady' if she would like, not ice, but 'a glass of chloroform'. Calculating that chloroform would be cheaper than food for a hundred people, doubts 'if Faraday would charge for a supper as much as Gunter'.

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