Punch,  26 (1854), 202.

Wholesome Truths about Unwholesome Shams




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Adulteration, Charlatanry, Analytical Chemistry, Narcotics

    Condemns the adulteration of confectionary, and criticises the Lancet's Analytical Sanitary Commission for failing to observe an 'analogy between the articles and purchasers' of adulterated food: that the 'simple greens' of food colouring 'are verdigris', which are poisonous, and 'well suited to the other not less simple greens who possess copper and spend it on such trash'. The illustration shows Mr Punch and another figure, who holds a large bottle labelled 'Poison'.

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