Punch,  37 (1859), 259.






Disease, Transport, Public Health

    Discusses the recent claim that the rise in cases of smallpox is due to cabs, which are used by smallpox patients and so transmit their disease to the next user. Acknowledging the need to preserve the rights of cabmen, suggests 'some measure' for preventing 'this damage to the public'—organising specially marked cabs for 'hirers specially afflicted'. Alternatively, suggests the establishment of different cab-classes, in which first-class cabs would have to be free from infection. To prevent people regarding cabs as hearses, urges the passage of a 'law of Public Safety'.

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