Punch,  26 (1854), 17.

Getting Drunk with a Purpose



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Treatment, Health, Temperance, Government, Politics

    Criticises the attempt 'to put a legislative stop' to alcohol consumption 'except for medicinal purposes'. Describes some of the loopholes in such legislation and argues that an Act of Parliament prohibiting spirit drinking would have to specify the 'imaginary maladies' which are 'not within the exceptions allowed by the statute'.

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