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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.

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
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1842]

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Alcohol is compared to the upas-tree, a poisonous tree allegedly fatal to approach, with sap that is used as arrow poison

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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1842]

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1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image and text 13.6 x 9.2 cm

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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. CC BY


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