Punch,  35 (1858), 81.

The Judicial Mind on Diet



News-Commentary, Drollery


Nutrition, Health, Crime, Commerce

    Discusses a report of a legal case in which a medical witness argued that a man had died owing to inadequate intake of animal food, and in which the Chief Baron of the Exchequer, Jonathan F Pollock, suggested that the vegetarian diet of policy holders should be taken into account by insurance firms. Thinks the judge's remarks are a salutary warning to those 'deluded and infatuated' vegetarians who 'bring themselves to untimely graves', but points out that most judges are far from being vegetarians.

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