Punch, 35 (1858), 146.
The Periodical Wonder at Naples
Physiology, Miracle, Chemistry, Scientific Practitioners, Experiment, Expertise, Religious Authority, Faith
Discusses a report in The Times of the apparent liquefaction of the blood of St Januarius in Naples. Claims that this is a 'miracle capable of being attested by the evidence of the men of science', not least because the 'laws which regulate the fusion of solids' are known. Believes that 'a thermometer, a jug of hot water, an ice-pail, and a commission of chemists' is 'all that is needful' to determine whether or not this is a miracle.
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