Category Archives: Victorian Times – Food and Health

Nurse Training in Victorian England

In a week’s time Effie found herself an inmate in the great hospital which, for present purposes, we will call by the name of St. Joseph’s. It was situated in the east of London. Dorothy had been trained here, and … Continue reading

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Self-Murder

Among the preventable deaths which every year carry off more of our citizens than the most savage war, Suicide ought to be attended to with strenuous and patient care. “Do you call suicide a preventible cause of death?” a hundred … Continue reading

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HOME or HOSPITAL.

Among the whole range of human enterprises, there is scarcely perhaps a pleasanter one for ordinary people than building a house. Building a house to live in, or to put some friend into, I mean; for there is nothing particularly … Continue reading

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Woman’s Battle-Field.

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Of the hundred thousand needless deaths which take place annually in our country how many are occasioned by bad or deficient nursing? More by thousands than would be supposed by persons who have not attended particularly to the subject. But … Continue reading

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Real and Sham Vaccination

REAL vaccination is a rarely failing preventive of small-pox. This is a cardinal truth,of which the public always requires to be reminded; but particularly at present, when the returns of the Registrar-General proclaim that the loathsome and fatal pestilence is … Continue reading

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The Cook or the Doctor?

It is always with a shock of surprise and pain that we read, in the Registrar’s Reports, and in the accounts of Coroners’ Inquests, of death from starvation. Everybody says the same thing on every occasion of the kind; — … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Toadstool Eater

Among things not generally known to the British public is the fact that there are several funguses, besides the common mushroom, which are good to eat. With this fact, however, some other publics are familiar enough, as the Russian, for … Continue reading

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