Punch,  30 (1856), 127.

Canine Sagacity and Sympathy



News-Commentary, Drollery


Narcotics, Animal Behaviour

    Discusses a report of a lecture by Karl H Reclam which attempted to demonstrate the 'poisonous properties' of nicotine by administering some of it to a dog. After going into convulsions, the dog blew the substance back into Reclam's face, whose convulsions illustrated the topic of his lecture. Punch notes that its own dog had barked furiously at the report but hoped the lecturer 'has had a "sickener" of trying poison on the canine species'.

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