Punch,  29 (1855), 192.

An Apology for Baker's Bread

A Dentist


Letter, Spoof


Adulteration, Medical Practitioners, Charlatanry, Commerce

    Addressed to the 'Editor of Punch', argues that bakers have been unduly attacked for 'putting a little alum in their bread'. Explaining how alum attacks the lime of teeth and thus creates employment for himself and 'other members of my profession'. He expresses his thanks to confectioners whose tendency to leave small stones in plum buns results in cracked teeth and therefore more business.

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