Punch,  49 (1865), 153.

Social Science Congress



Introduction, Drollery; Proceedings, Spoof


Mathematics, Animal Husbandry, Disease, Medical Practitioners, Gender, Nutrition, Narcotics

    Introduces the list of papers that, owing to 'want of time, loss of manuscript, illegibility of handwriting' and other reasons, were not read at the recent Sheffield meeting of the Social Science Congress. The papers include '"Political Arithmetic, proving the common calculation that two and two make four to be a vulgar error". By an Ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer', 'The Grinderpest; or, Street organist', and 'What will Miss Garrett be called in common speech? A Medical "woman"?'.

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