Victorian Health. Image: Washing the streets of Covent Garden to prevent the spread of Cholera, 1894
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Victorian Health. Image: Washing the streets of Covent Garden to prevent the spread of Cholera, 1894. Original pinner's caption
Middle class men might live, on average, to 45. The average lives of workmen and labourers spanned just half that time. Children were lucky to survive their fifth birthdays. (The current life expectancy is around 80, and rising.) Image: A ‘Pathetic picture of pain and perplexity’, advertisement, 1850
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It was believed that bad smells caused disease. It was obvious; in poor districts, the air was foul and the death rate high. In the prosperous suburbs, no smells – therefore no disease. Image: Punch cartoon showing the creatures in Thames water, 1850
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In Punch, or the London Charivari (a satirical, sharp and biting magazine based on the earlier French periodical Le Charivari which began publishing in 1832) in 1850: The caption reads in part: "And wondrous indeed is the scene disclosed within the sphere of a little drop of water of that water which Londoners drink swallowing daily myriade and myriads of worlds whole universes instinct with life or life in death."
Parliament was worried by the ‘Great Stink’ of 1858, when the Thames flowed with undiluted sewage, because the smell itself might kill the Members of Parliament in their debating chamber overlooking the river. Image: Father Thames introducing his offspring, 1858
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In his 1858 cartoon published by „Punch” during the Great Stink, titled “Father Thames Introducing His Offspring to the Fair City of London,” John Leech personified the diseases diphtheria, scrofula, and cholera emerging from the river sludge by the hand of Father Thames himself, in an effort to elicit humanitarian compassion and policy reform
John Snow discovers the source of cholera, 1855
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Few upper-class ladies breast-fed their children. The babies’ immune systems would have benefited from their mother's milk. Victorian nurseries were plagued by childhood diseases – measles, mumps, diphtheria, scarlet fever, rubella - that are mostly, now, a nightmare of the past. Image: ‘Non toxic’ milk foods for infants, 1900
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‘Non toxic’ milk foods for infants, 1900 Few upper-class ladies breast-fed their children. The babies’ immune systems would have benefited from their mother's milk. Victorian nurseries were plagued by childhood diseases – measles, mumps, diphtheria, scarlet fever, rubella - that are mostly, now, a nightmare of the past.
The Victorian medical scene was not bad at all. In London, St Thomas’s, a medieval foundation, had to move to make way for a railway line; its new site was beside the Thames, where the air was now pure, due to Bazalgette’s magnificent new drainage system. Nevertheless Florence Nightingale insisted on open balconies and airy wards, to counteract any hospital-generated miasma, and her designs influenced hospital architecture for decades, in Britain and the Empire.
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The middle classes deplored the reliance on quacks and quack medicines by the poor: the middle classes could afford proper medical care; the poor could not. Street vendors, ready to run if necessary, sold patent medicines on a ‘no cure, no pay’ basis. Fashionable charlatans could make a good living from their wares. Image: Satire on quack cures: a horrified man discovering his nose has turned into a carrot, 1835
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Um homem horrorizado descobrindo que, como resultado de tomar pílulas vegetais de J. Morison, o nariz se transformou em uma cenoura. Litografia colorida. http://sergiozeiger.tumblr.com/post/111699080118/a-cenoura-na-arte
Satire on quack cures: a horrified man discovering his nose has turned into a carrot, 1835 The middle classes deplored the reliance on quacks and quack medicines by the poor: the middle classes could afford proper medical care; the poor could not. Street vendors, ready to run if necessary, sold patent medicines on a ‘no cure, no pay’ basis.Fashionable charlatans could make a good living from their wares. John St. John Long claimed to cure consumption by liniment and medicated vapours.
Advertisement for Beecham's Pills, 1850-1
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1850 advertisements | Advertisement for Beecham's Pills, 1850-1. Copyright Wellcome Images
Police work in the East End
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‘Police work in the East End’ - The Graphic (London, England), Saturday, December 28, 1895 - Issue 1361. via British Library
Newspaper report on the Whitechapel murderer aka Jack the Ripper, 1888
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1888 Newspaper report on the ‘Whitechapel murderer’ aka Jack the Ripper. The Illustrated Police News, 1888
Whitechapel ✈ Newspaper article about 'Jack the Ripper', from 1888.."IS HE THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERER?" The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, September 22, 1888; Issue 1284
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The Illustrated Police News - June 25th, 1870. Death through Tight Lacing! Baby Farming at Brixton! Extraordinary Duel With Broad Swords! Chase After A Mad Bullock!
Cleaves Illustrated Metropolitan Police Act, 1839
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Cleave's Illustrated Metropolitan Police Act, 1839
A sketch at the central criminal court during the late trial of OConnor