Punch,  40 (1861), 251.

Let us be Thankful it is no Worse



News-Commentary, Drollery


Adulteration, Nutrition, Crime, Medical Practitioners

    Discusses a legal defence of the 'milk business' which upheld the practice of adulterating milk with pure water, and thus sought to challenge accusations that it uses unwholesome substances (including calves' brains and chalk) in the production of milk. Thanks milkmen for diluting milk 'in such extreme moderation', and insists that they have now 'come almost milk-white out of the above lacteal analysis'. Goes on to argue that the English should adopt the French practice of having medical officers test the quality of milk, and, given the quantity of water in milk, suggests that water companies pipe milk to houses and that water and milk bills should be combined.

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