Punch,  35 (1858), 121.

Public Drinking Fountains



News-Commentary, Drollery


Sanitation, Pollution, Public Health, Medical Treatment, Hydropathy, Engineering

    Argues that introducing public fountains into London would have the 'greatest moral and sanitary benefits', not least in helping Father Thames 'lead a pure and unpolluted life'. Also recommends the 'hydropathic cure' for Father Thames, which would involve removing his mud, letting him lie on 'one of Dr. Arnott's hydraulic couches', and other applications of water.

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