Punch,  7 (1844), 227.

The Health of Towns Commission



News-Digest, Drollery


Public Health, Pollution, Disease

    Reports on the investigation by Professor Fairplay (a possible reference to Lyon Playfair) of the diseases caused by living in cellars. Notes that 'Fairplay occupies the chair of Rheumatics in a cellar under the Royal Institution' and has successfully caught a number of respiratory diseases.

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