The Falsely friendly Germ
John Frank Sullivan
Fun (2 September 1885): 104
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“By the Housing-of-the Working-Classes Bill, every contract for letting a dwelling-house to be built is to be held to imply that the house is fit for human habitation. If the condition be not fulfilled, the lessor will be liable for damages to any inmate who suffers by neglect. . . . But to prove that any particular illness is the result of the defects is another matter — Newspaper” Sullivan depicts the inhabitant trying to trap the individual germ that caused illness.
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