Review of Reviews,  5 (1892), 3–11.

The Progress of the World



Regular Feature, Editorial, News-Commentary


Pollution, Public Health, Invention

    Reports that London and other parts of the country have endured a 'horrible visitation' by 'a fog of almost Egyptian darkness [...] inflicting almost incalculable discomfort upon millions of people'. Advises that the best solution to the problem is 'to invent a grate that will really consume its smoke', but wonders 'where, oh where, is this ideal grate to be found?'. Warns that if it is not invented soon, 'we shall in time live from October to April in an atmosphere somewhat worse than that of the Underground Railway'. (10)

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