Punch,  19 (1850), 150.

A Testimonial to Mr Walker at Last!





Sanitation, Medical Practitioners, Disease, Pollution, Public Health, Patronage

    Praises 'Sanitary heros' as 'men of intrepid souls and indomitable stomachs, who face typhus and nose sulphuretted hydrogen, who brave Death in the mouth of his own gravepit', and who deserve to be honoured by such awards as the 'Order of the Bath and Washhouse'. The Mr Walker of the title is possibly an allusion to the Manchester surgeon who was killed on duty by fever (PU1/14/3/4).

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