Punch,  56 (1869), 96.

A Bad Pre-Eminence



News-Commentary, Drollery


Pollution, Disease, Death, Sanitation, Hygiene, Public Health

    Discusses an extract from a report in The Times describing the large number of deaths in Manchester from 'personal dirt, municipal stupidity, and social neglect'. Explains that the death rate in Manchester is 'higher than in any other city' and links this to the city's 'dirt', suggesting that 'Manchester [...] send its dirty people to the wash'.

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