Punch,  7 (1844), 269.

Statistics of Drunkenness



News-Commentary, Drollery


Statistics, Physiology, Narcotics

    Analyses a report on the 'origin, causes, results, metaphysics, philosophy, and physiology of drunkenness'. Mystified by the statistics suggesting such things as 'birthdays', 'taking up a bill', and 'arrival of a friend from the country' are causes of drunkenness.

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