The fatal effects of the velocipede (1819)

The fatal effects of the velocipede, in producing raptures, have been formerly announced by the London surgeons. An alarming number of cases of Hernia have, within the last two months, offered themselves at the hospitals of the Metropolis; all occurring among poor mechanics, who had indulged themselves in the Sunday use of this vehicle. In consequence of this most mischievous property, the amusement is much on the decline.

The Bury and Norwich Post: Or Suffolk, Essex, Cambridge, Ely and Norfolk Telegraph, August 11, 1819

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