Punch,  34 (1858), 240.

Aërial Drainage





Disease, Public Health, Taxonomy, Medical Practitioners, Cultural Geography, Engineering, Language, Sanitation

    Discusses a proposal to channel sewer gases from the sewers through large columns on the streets and into the air above people's heads. Goes on to discuss the French origin and etymology of diphtheria, noting the 'slight mistake' that French physicians made in 'christening their little nosological stranger'. Focussing on the removal of the disease, suggests conveying noxious gases from sewers via 'elegant and graceful columns' or lampposts.

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