Punch,  29 (1855), 165.

A Main Reason for Maine Law



News-Commentary, Drollery


Narcotics, Adulteration, Nutrition, Analytical Chemistry, Disease, Commerce

    Discusses an extract from Waring's Practical Therapeutics describing the intoxicating properties of Cocculus Indicus. Regards the adulteration of porter with the latter is a 'dead swindle', and, because it can lead to the death of one's customers, which would be commercially 'suicidal'. Resolves to avoid drinking Cocculus Indicus and to take legal action against those landlords who do not produce their 'chemical diplomas' on request.

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