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Morality, ‘Cleanliness’ and Geography: Sex and Contagion in Cardiff’s Docklands

By Simon Jenkins In 1935 the British Social Hygiene Council commissioned a report on social conditions in the dockland districts of Cardiff, Liverpool and London. The author of the report, ex-Navy Captain F. A. Richardson, declared that ‘Morality and cleanliness

Cardiff_Docks

Morality, ‘Cleanliness’ and Geography: Sex and Contagion in Cardiff’s Docklands

By Simon Jenkins In 1935 the British Social Hygiene Council commissioned a report on social conditions in the dockland districts of Cardiff, Liverpool and London. The author of the report, ex-Navy Captain F. A. Richardson, declared that ‘Morality and cleanliness

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Newyorkitis: Sickness and the City

By Kate Womersley In June of 1901, The Commoner, an American weekly journal, advertised a new medical treatise for the general reader:   Although Newyorkitis has been largely forgotten today, it caused a stir on publication. “Rarely has a book fresh from the press attracted

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Newyorkitis: Sickness and the City

By Kate Womersley In June of 1901, The Commoner, an American weekly journal, advertised a new medical treatise for the general reader:   Although Newyorkitis has been largely forgotten today, it caused a stir on publication. “Rarely has a book fresh from the press attracted

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Healthy Cities: Medical practitioners and the creation of public parks & garden cities

By Clare Hickman In 1907, London County Councillor, George Haw asserted that If the parks are the lungs of London, the lungs must have been in a very weak condition before the London County Council (LCC) was created [in 1889].

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Healthy Cities: Medical practitioners and the creation of public parks & garden cities

By Clare Hickman In 1907, London County Councillor, George Haw asserted that If the parks are the lungs of London, the lungs must have been in a very weak condition before the London County Council (LCC) was created [in 1889].

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Rehabilitating the Disabled Miner

By Mike Mantin The history of British coalmining in the 20th century is full of spaces which are inextricably linked to health. Miners’ crowded homes, the newly-installed pit-head baths and entire villages became political sites which affected the health of the

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Rehabilitating the Disabled Miner

By Mike Mantin The history of British coalmining in the 20th century is full of spaces which are inextricably linked to health. Miners’ crowded homes, the newly-installed pit-head baths and entire villages became political sites which affected the health of the

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Archive Magpie Vol. 2

Our monthly update on recently-acquired, newly available or underused archival sources in the history of medicine. Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine Joanne S. Ingwall Papers, 1961-2009 Keywords: Hypertrophy; Nuclear magnetic resonance; Magnetic Resonance

Magpir Quill

Archive Magpie Vol. 2

Our monthly update on recently-acquired, newly available or underused archival sources in the history of medicine. Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine Joanne S. Ingwall Papers, 1961-2009 Keywords: Hypertrophy; Nuclear magnetic resonance; Magnetic Resonance

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Locating Convalescence in Victorian England

By Eli Anders Imagine the process of recovering from an illness or surgery. Certain activities probably come to mind: plenty of rest, taking time off work, eating nourishing food, perhaps binge-watching a television series on Netflix. Just as important, you

L0023807 F. Nightingale, Notes on hospitals.

Locating Convalescence in Victorian England

By Eli Anders Imagine the process of recovering from an illness or surgery. Certain activities probably come to mind: plenty of rest, taking time off work, eating nourishing food, perhaps binge-watching a television series on Netflix. Just as important, you

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Anxious Places

By Caterina Albano In Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920), Freud observes that ‘fear represents a certain kind of inner state amounting to expectation of, and preparation for, danger of some kind, even though the nature of the danger may well

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Anxious Places

By Caterina Albano In Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920), Freud observes that ‘fear represents a certain kind of inner state amounting to expectation of, and preparation for, danger of some kind, even though the nature of the danger may well