A Ruinous Inquiry
Railways, Health, Commerce, Accidents
Following discussion in the Lancet and Cornhill Magazine on the 'The Effect of Railways on the Health', notes that a 'distressed shareholder' wishes 'some great analytical enquirer would start another scientific investigation' into the 'Effects of the Railways on the Pocket'. The shareholder anticipates that the effects will be 'disastrous', with the 'constant collisions, the numerous accidents, the alarming ups and downs of the Stock Exchange', and other problems having 'completely paralysed' his pocket.
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