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The Victorian Hospital


The Victorian Hospital


Lavinia Mitton. A5, 32pp. Nowadays most seriously ill people would want to go to hospital where they have a reasonable chance of recovery. But the experience of a sick person in the 1830s was completely different. There were few hospitals and the treatment available was hardly an improvement on being nursed at home. This book describes the different types of hospital and the changes that took place in the Victorian era. It includes Hospitals for infectious diseases, Asylums, Poor Law infirmaries. Well illustrated with pictures of hospital buildings and wards, operating theatres, etc.

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