Punch,  50 (1866), 269.

The Salubrity of Gas-works





Hospitals, Industry, Pollution

    Directs the attention of Parliament to a newspaper extract describing the number of people relieved at the Hospital for the Diseases of the Chest in Victoria Park. Given the gasworks in the latter site, suggests that the tar products of gas manufacture have the same beneficial effect on 'the human system' as tar water, once known as a 'remedy for diseases of the chest'. Suggests also that this might be why gas companies wish to build additional works on Victoria Park, but thinks that this will only send more patients to the hospital.

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