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Health & Hygiene


see also Food - Adulteration

see also Professions - Medical

 

Air and Ventilation

see also Disease - Miasma

value of ozone

ventilation of rooms (1) (2)

Baths and Bathing

bathing advice (for the home) (1) (2)

bathing advice (sea and river)

bathing at Brighton (Cruikshank) 

bathrooms and bathing at home (1) (2)

baths and wash-houses

douches / showers

gas baths

Greenwich Baths and Laundries

how to clean sponges

Lambeth Baths

Old Royal Baths

public bathing outdoors

public baths

rocking baths [1]  [2] (1891)

St. Marylebone Public Baths and Washhouses

sea-water bathing

Shoreditch Baths

shower

Turkish Baths

Wandsworth Baths

Beauty, Health, Sanitary Products

'ablutions of the face'

breath

'complexion-colour'

cosmetic surgery

cosmetics

depilation

'disorders of the skin'

ears

electrolysis (advert, 1893)

eyes

face-powder

feet

freckles

hair care for men

hair care for women

hair styling

hands (1) (2)

'Harlene' [baldness cure, ad 1891] [another ad, 1892]

'Koko for the Hair' [ad. 1891]

lips

'making-up' (1) (2)

nose

perfumes, toilet-water, soap

sanitary towels (1896 ad.)

skin cream

spots

sunburn

warts

wearing make-up

wrinkles

Dentistry and Teeth

children's teeth

cleaning/ tooth-paste

dentist's shop

'Domestic Surgery'[Cassells]

'extracted by electricity' (advertisement, 1893)

false teeth

tartar

tooth-ache

tooth-powders

 Disease - see Disease

Disability

see also Charities

'The Artificial Man'

'At a Blind Beggars' Tea-Party'

blind beggars and street-sellers

a blind fiddler

blind reader

blind street musicians (1) (2)

crippled children

Deaf and Dumb Asylum

deafness 

guide-dogs

"Hookey Alf"

man without hands

paralysed

"Powder Dick" 

School for the Indigent Blind

Exercise and Physiotherapy

'Calisthenics for Ladies'

'gymnastic exercises' (1) (2)

Sandow Institute (1) (2)

value of exercise (1) (2)

value of walking

Hazards and Accidents

causes of fires

chimney fires

fires in theatres

fog, cause of accidents

'nuisances' (Dickens's Dictionary)

riding accidents

streets

Hospitals

see also list of hospitals and dispensaries below

see also Geoffrey Rivett on London Hospitals

Aske's Hospital

Bethlehem Hospital (Bedlam)

British Home for Incurables

Cancer Hospital, Fulham

Central Opthalmic Hospital

Charing Cross Hospital

conditions in hospitals

Chelsea Hospital

City Orthopoedic Hospital

Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum

Consumption Hospital, Brompton

The Dreadnought

East London Hospital for Sick Children

Evelina Hospital for Sick Children (1) (2)

Fever Hospital, Islington

Foundling Hospital

French Hospital

German Hospital

Great Northern Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children

Greenwich Hospital and Royal Naval College

Guy's Hospital

Hanwell Lunatic Asylum

Hospital for Diseases of the Chest (1) (2) (3, from ILN 1851)

Jews' Hospital

King's College Hospital

life in a London hospital (St. George's)

list of hospitals and dispensaries

list of hospitals and doctors

Lock Hospital

London Fever Hospital 1803

London Homoeopathic Hospital

The London Hospital 1740

London Opthalmic Hospital

Magdalen Hospital 1758

Marylebone and Paddington Hospital

Mesmeric Infirmary (London) 

Metropolitan Free Hospital

Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum - see Hanwell, and Colney Hatch, above

Middlesex Hospital 1745

National Orthopoedic Hospital

North London Hospital, see University College Hospital

Opthalmic Hospital

Order of St. John of Jerusalem

Queen Charlotte's Lying-in Hospital

Royal Free Hospital

Royal Hospital for Incurables

Royal Infirmary

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital

Samaritan Free Hospital for Women ahd Children

Seamen's Hospital Society

Small Pox and Vaccination Hospital

St. Bartholomew's Hospital

St. George's Hospital

St. Luke's Hospital for Lunatics

St. Mark's Hospital

St. Mary's Hospital

St. Thomas's Hospital

University College Hospital

Westminster Hospital

Woodford Hall convalescent home

Laundries, Washing & Cleaning

carpet-sweeper

'laundries' (Dickens's Dictionary)

laundry maids and washing at home

laundresses

mangling

wash-houses

washing clothes, advice

washing at home versus sending out

washing machines

Light

light in the home

value of sunlight

Medical Advice, Cures and Technology

see also Professions - Medical

see also Quackery, below

the 'Acoustic Fan'

ambulances 

'domestic medicine'

'Domestic Surgery'

drowning

face massage (1893)

first aid (Mrs. Beeton)

hydropathy

invalid carriages and chairs

invalid cookery (Mrs. Beeton) (1) (2)

leeches

massage

mesmerism 

nursing the sick (Mrs. Beeton) 

pills

'Psychopathy'

treating chapped skin

treating chilblains

treating corns

treating hay-fever

treating inflammations

treating insomnia

treating migraines

treating stings

water & air bed (advert, 1899)

Mental Health

Bethlehem Hospital

Colney Hatch Asylum (Middlesex)

Hanwell Asylum (Middlesex)

Lunatic asylums (1) (2)

'A Lunatic Ball'

'madmen'

'March Hare'

Metropolitan Asylums Board

police duties (1903)

St. Luke's Hospital for Lunatics

Mortality

amongst illegitimate children

in 1850

in 1897

in Bethnal Green, 1848 and earlier [and Hackney, Poplar, Shoreditch, Whitechapel]

deaths per thousand (1878)

Pollutants and Refuse

see also Weather - Smoke and Weather - Fog

air pollution and health

animal waste, manure, dung (1) (2) (3)

ashes

dead animals

factory and industrial pollution

knackers' yards

night soil

slaughterhouses

slops, cleaning out in houses

Quackery

advertisements, various

'cough drops and medical confectionary' (1) (2) (3)

pills

quacks (1) (2)

street-doctors (1) (2) (3)

  Spitting

Sewers and Sanitation

see also Buildings - Abbey Mills

see also Buildings - Crossness

see also Housing - Housing of the Poor

see also Professions - Cleaning, Rubbish 

cesspools

cisterns and water storage

cockroaches

condition of the Thames

condition of water

disposal of London's rubbish

drainage of houses (1) (2) (3)

drinking fountains and cattle troughs (1) (2)

earth closets, privies (1) (2)

house cleaning, white-wash etc

ignorance of sanitation

New River

public toilets and urinals

pump (cartoon, Punch 1859)

refuse/rubbish collection; (see also Dustmen)

sanitary condition of London

sewers

springs and wells

stand-pipes

street-cleaning

Water Companies

water carts

water supply

water supply in winter