Punch,  53 (1867), 178.

A Probe in the Poorhouse





Utilitarianism, Cruelty, Class, Animal Behaviour, Medical Practitioners

    Suggests that 'Poor-Law Neglecter' is a better name for a 'Poor-Law Inspector' given the shocking report in the Lancet of the conditions in workhouses. Similarly, challenges the notion of a poor-law 'Guardian', sicne paupers are not guarded from inhuman treatment in the workhouse. Relishes the fact that some guardians have begun to wince under the Lancet's probe, although it argues that if guardians fail to do their duty 'there should be started a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Paupers'.

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