Punch,  53 (1867), 106.

An Unreported Sitting At Dundee



Reportage, Drollery


Societies, Nutrition, Statistics, Education, Adulteration, Analytical Chemistry, Health, Sanitation, Religion

    Reports on the 'richly deserved' discussion about Dundee marmalade that took place in the Economic Science and Statistics section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science which recently met in that Scottish city. Notes that the section investigated the virtues of various 'fruit preserves' and ways of serving them, and presented papers containing numerous 'interesting details and figures' about marmalade, including its popularity amongst British undergraduates, 'its adulteration by unprincipled traders', 'its influence on Vegetarianism', 'its chemical analysis', and 'its sanitary properties as a dietectic'. Informs the notorious Protestant, George H Whalley, that all but one of the members of the section avowed themselves 'Orangemen'.

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