Punch,  16 (1849), 107.

Victuals and Drink





Public Health, Pollution, Sanitation, Nutrition

    A cynical dig at the poor state of London's water supply. Discusses attempts 'to supply the Metropolis with pure water' instead of the 'full-bodied liquid, in which are included not only an ordinary drinkable but a variety of eatables'. Insists that 'we scarcely require soup kitchens' when 'potage à la Thames' is 'supplied to us at a comparatively trifling expense'. Regards the filtering process to be used on London water as wasteful, since it will remove the 'most nutritious particles' from the water.

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