Punch,  33 (1857), 112.

The Heat of the Weather



Reportage, Drollery


Human Species, Heat, Race, Class, Physiology

    Discusses the 'wonderful' fact that a 'Negro, who went to bathe in the sea' off the Yorkshire coast, 'was discovered, upon emerging to have changed colour from a deep black to a beautiful bright red'. Adds that the phenomenon was caused by the heat of the water and resulted in the man losing his position as a footman, but then being taken up by a doctor who experimented on his skin.

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