Punch,  40 (1861), 170.

Preventive Penal Knowledge





Human Development, Force, Crime, Morality

    Invites philanthropists devoted to the 'diffusion of useful knowledge' to consider an extract from Hermann von Helmholtz's recent Royal Institution lecture upholding the treadmill as the place where humans can exert their greatest effort (a version of which was published as Helmholtz 1858–62). Suggests that this information be 'brought sufficiently well before the morally inferior classes' who inhabit such places as thieves' and rogues' dens, and the Stock Exchange. Emphasises that this information will deter rogues from their crime.

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