A Prospect for Poison-Mongers
Narcotics, Medical Treatment, Adulteration, Government
Praises Samuel Warren, the author of Warren 1832, for drawing attention to new legislation on poisoning in his 'address to the Grand Jury'. Warren pointed out that the parliamentary act will impose 'penal servitude or imprisonment' on anybody 'unlawfully and maliciously administering' poisons, legislation which Punch thinks should cause 'dealers in adulterated food' to be on their guard. Explains that if such people sell poisonous food they will be 'liable to an indictment for felony' or face a jury who may decide that they caused injury intentionally. Warns publicans and wine sellers of the same penalty.
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