Punch,  17 (1849), 96.

The Poison Shop



Drama, Satire


Medical Treatment, Pharmaceuticals, Narcotics, Quackery

    Set in the shop of 'Mr. Upas, Chemist and Druggist', shows Upas serving a widow 'Threepenn'orth of Laudanum' and a 'Little Girl' asking Upas's assistant 'Bottles' for 'as much Arsenic as you can for twopence-halfpenny, to kill rats'. Bottles proceeds deal with other customers who want his advice on the best type of poison to take. The scene concludes with Bottles remarking on the trade that undertakers will gain from his 'good morning's work'.

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