Punch,  30 (1856), 133.

The Moral Beer Engine



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Treatment, Morality, Crime, Physiology, Government

People mentioned:

John Elliotson

    Discusses the use of Bavarian beer as a 'reformatory agent' in German houses of correction. Notes that the beer is used as a 'moral medicine', acting as a 'stimulant of the moral sentiments' which has 'sometimes to be diminished or discontinued'. Believes it will be a thousand years before this is 'adopted and applied by British Legislature'.

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