Punch,  58 (1870), 65.

A Death-Ship





Disease, Death, Nutrition

Publications cited:

Demerara Colonist

    Alarmed by news of a large number of deaths aboard a 'coolie immigrant ship, from Calcutta to Demerara'. Notes that some of the immigrants died from scurvy, 'a disease that is impossible, if the Government regulations as to provisions are observed'. Explains that the disease was caused by 'bad' lime juice and blames this on the 'immigration agents, inspectors, and protectors of immigrants at Calcutta' as well as 'the owners who bought the bad lime-juice'.

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