Infected Thames water, 1858 cartoon

Infected Thames water, 1858 cartoon

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Caption: Father Thames Introducing his Offspring to the Fair City of London', the offspring being Diphtheria, Scrofula and Cholera. More an open sewer than a river, the disgusting state of the Thames in London. Cartoon from Punch, London, 1858.

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