Punch,  53 (1867), 187.

Apologists for Dirty Drink





Pollution, Health, Disease, Sanitation

    Responds to an extract from The Times which states that some people still believe that cattle prefer drinking from a contaminated horse-pond than a running stream. Points out that an analogous situation exists regarding the Thames, which is supplied with contaminated water from 'towns above London' and is contaminated with dirt, whether native or foreign. Concludes by ridiculing the argument that the salubrity of foul water can be inferred from the fact that 'cattle prefer horse-pond to rill'.

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