Punch,  35 (1858), 12.

Our Nasal Benefactors



Essay, Drollery


Pollution, Public Health, Disease, Medical Treatment, Government

    Describes a rumoured government 'Smelling Expedition' to gauge the quality of the Thames, an expedition which consisted of politicians who had written their wills. They were allegedly accompanied by surgeons and 'every medical appliance to relieve them' of the effects of the stench. Speculates on ways of honouring such 'brave smellers'.

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