Punch,  15 (1848), 234.

Soft Soap and Civic Sewerage



News-Commentary, Drollery; Reportage, Spoof


Public Health, Disease, Engineering

    Responds to a report compiled by Mr Walker, Thomas Cubitt, and Isambard K Brunel, declaring the superiority of London's sewerage system and that 'only a little more water' is needed to cleanse the city. Punch's 'own engineer' supports this conclusion with a report that makes such trivial suggestions as flushing London's sewers with lavender-water.

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