Punch,  22 (1852), 152.

The Bitter Beer Controversy



News-Commentary, Drollery


Adulteration, Pollution, Nutrition, Controversy

Institutions mentioned:

Lancet—Analytical Sanitary Commission

    Discusses reports that strychnine has been used in the production of bitter ale and although the Lancet has 'made the public suspicious of nearly everything that is sold for food', believes 'Everything, however bad, has some redeeming quality'.

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