Punch,  14 (1848), 25.

Gold and Silver Warning



News-Commentary, Drollery


Sanitation, Metallurgy, Commerce, Medical Treatment, Charlatanry

    Reports on a Mechanics' Magazine article describing the profits to be made from the gold and silver deposited from workmen's bodies during washing. Noting Kenelm Digby's proposal to cure warts by 'washing the hands in moonshine in a silver basin', likens 'moonshine washing' to the 'deposit of gold and silver' in the tradesman's water tanks.

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