Punch,  21 (1851), 20.

The Chemistry of Slush



News-Commentary, Drollery


Analytical Chemistry, Sanitation, Public Health, Politics, Government

    Discusses the report by 'Several scientific gentlemen' on the 'great Water Question', an allusion to Graham, Miller, and Hofmann 1851. Notes that the report declares the Thames to be '"the main drain of a large and populous city", full of corruption' and capable of 'self-purification', but that it ignores the 'remarkable allegorical fact that the Thames is exactly parallel to the British Senate'.

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