Punch,  48 (1865), 138–39.

Punch's Essence of Parliament



Regular Feature, Proceedings, Poetry, Drollery


Quackery, Pharmaceuticals, Human Development, Narcotics, Crime, Mining, Disease, Health, Politics, Government

    Reports on the fate of two 'Anti-Quack' bills proposed by Fitzroy Kelly and John Shelley, both of whom sought to punish 'the low class of Chemists and Druggists' for 'poisoning children'. In a short poem, the writer explains Kelly's insistence on making chemists 'aware of what kills', and George Grey's argument for having both Kelly's and Shelley's bills considered by a committee. Later notes the introduction by George W F Kinnaird (9th Baron Kinnaird) of a bill 'for placing Metalliferous Mines under inspection, for the benefit of the health of the miners'. (138)

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