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Illness at the Inn

F.B. Smith, 4 August 1983

Endangered Lives: Public Health in Victorian Britain 
by Anthony Wohl.
Dent, 440 pp., £17.50, May 1983, 0 460 04252 1
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... crass, stingy aldermen. Traditional medical history centres on the measurable mortality of adults: Wohl devotes a long second chapter to infants, by far the most vulnerable part of the population, but commonly neglected because their deaths are less surely reported and other evidence about their lives and health is patchy, indirect and often ...

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