Alcohol is compared to the upas-tree, a poisonous tree allegedly fatal to approach, with sap that is used as arrow poison
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1842]
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image and text 13.6 x 9.2 cm
The upas tree. George Cruikshank invt et fecit
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People reaching for alcoholic drink falling from a pile of barrels of liquor likened to the upas-tree; skeletons litter the ground. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank, c. 1842.
Credit: Wellcome Collection.
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