Punch,  57 (1869), 209.

Boards of a Feather





Utilitarianism, Disease, Class, Sanitation, Pollution, Health, Hospitals

    Notes that the guardians of the Holborn Poor Law Union have 'run away' from the scarlatina which is in 'full swing' in the neighbourhood of their Clerkenwell workhouse. Notes that the Pall Mall Gazette has accused the guardians of 'cowardice' and ironically asks whether that periodical has considered whether the guardians could meet in a workhouse which is only a place 'for paupers to live and die in'—an overcrowded 'fever-nest'. Concludes by noting that the Holborn and St Pancras unions would celebrate each other's infirmaries and share such common enemies as Punch, the doctors, and the Poor Law Board.

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