Pleasantries for St. Pancras
Utilitarianism, Death, Disease, Health, Hospitals, Controversy, Morality
Explains that while Edwin Lankester 'may sit' on the paupers of the St Pancras Poor Law Union, ratepayers and guardians 'are not to be sat upon', judging by a recent meeting at which the chairman of the union upheld its satisfactory condition and considered damaging reports on the workhouse infirmary to have been 'got up for party purposes'. Discusses the remarks of a St Pancras guardian who objected to the methods and cost of inquests into pauper deaths in the workhouse. Believes that the moral of the meeting was that the present regime should be praised for saving ratepayer's money, which Punch does not consider moral at all.
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