Punch,  53 (1867), 188.

Groans from Underground





Railways, Transport, Pollution, Analytical Chemistry, Health, Disease

    Begins by explaining that rumours of the unhealthy state of the air in the tunnels of the underground railways have been dissipated by 'scientific men' who have declared the 'dangerous element' in the air to be 'inappreciable'. Presents other worries about underground railway travel to be aired to 'scientific parties' by the 'Great British Fidget'. These include the possible damage to the eyes caused by moving from daylight to lamplight, the possible palpitation of the heart caused by seeing the green signal turn red, and the possible expansion and explosion of the gas carried in boxes on the tops of trains.

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