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Margaret Angus Research Fellowship Presentation || November 8, 2018
Health in the Victorian Home: Health Care and Wellness in Home Advice Literature
While midwives and doctors had essential roles in Victorian Canada, the day-to-day health of families was left to a homemaker or the ‘Angel in the House.’ By the end of the 19th century, taking care of the home and a family’s health (both physical and spiritual) became an increasingly complex task. Home advice books, targeted to female readers, were oft-referred to encyclopedias on everything one needed to know about maintaining their home. Let’s explore how.
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