Punch,  58 (1870), 96.

Railway Limb Insurance





Railways, Accidents

    Presents an extract from the Observer describing the proposal by the directors of several railway companies to introduce into Parliament a bill to limit the liability of their companies for personal injury sustained by a railway accident. Proceeds to consider railway insurance and insists that only foolish people would insure their lives with the railway companies, although 'every prudent person' would insure 'his limbs and living body'. Suggests establishing a tariff of premiums that depend on the organ to be insured.

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