Punch,  29 (1855), 112.

Suicide by Statute





Public Health, Disease, Sanitation, Crime

    Claims that one of the clauses in the new Health of Towns Act seems to legitimate suicide: that for a place declared to be 'injurious to health' it is 'unlawful to live in it'. Wonders whether 'all persons whose existence is declared unlawful' will be executed.

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