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
    floating baths, Thames
    gas baths
    Greenwich Baths and Laundries 
    how to clean sponges
    Lambeth Baths 
    Old Royal Baths
    Oriental Baths, Victoria Street
    public bathing outdoors
    public baths
    rocking baths [1]  [2] (1891)
    St. Marylebone Public Baths 
            and Washhouses 

    sea-water bathing
    Shoreditch Baths 
    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)
    'management of the skin'
    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
    '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
    British Lying-in Hospital,
           Brownlow Street, Drury Lane,
            (for poor married women)
    Cancer Hospital, Fulham
    Central Opthalmic Hospital
    Charing Cross Hospital
    City of London Lying-in Hospital, City Road
            ( for poor married women)
    conditions in hospitals
    Chelsea Hospital
    City Orthopoedic Hospital
    Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum
    Consumption Hospital, Brompton
    The Dreadnought
    East London Hospital for Sick Children (1) 
            (2 ILN Picture Library) (3 ILN Picture Library)
    Evelina Hospital for Sick Children (1) (2)
    Fever Hospital, Islington
    Foundling Hospital
    French Hospital
    The General Lying-in Hospital, York Road,
           Westminster Bridge (for poor married women)
    German Hospital
    German Jews' Hospital, 
            ?see Jews' Hospital, below?
    Great Northern Hospital
    Great Ormond Street Hospital for 
            Sick Children 

    Greenwich Hospital and Royal Naval College
    Guy's Hospital
    Hampstead Smallpox Hospital 
            (ILN Picture Library) 

    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 alsoQuackery, 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
    Surrey County Asylum (Wandsworth)
  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 Buildings - Stoke Newington Works 
                      (ILN Picture Library) 

    see also Housing - Housing of the Poor
   
see also Professions - Cleaning, Rubbish 
    cesspools
    cisterns and water storage
    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 (1) (2)
    Water Companies
    water supply
    water supply in winter