Health and Nutrition

  • Victorian attitudes towards Health
  • The Physical Deterioration of the Textile Workers
  • Health & Victorian Criticism
  • Adulteration, and its Remedy” — an article in the 1860 Cornhill Magaizne
  • Food and Famine in Victorian Literature
  • Come Buy, Come Buy — Food Adulteration and "Goblin Market"
  • What the Poor Ate
  • Contaminated Milk in Victorian Britain
  • Women & Children
  • Death of Children and the Victorian Novel
  • The Working Classes
  • Cosmetics
  • Sanitation and the Environment

  • The Victorian Environment: An Overview
  • How Filthy Was London?
  • Stained Glass and Gaslight — Darkness, Smog, and a Little Light in Victorian Cities
  • Health and Hygiene
  • From Inconvenience to Pollution — Redefining Sewage in The Victorian Age
  • Sanitation and Its absence
  • Chadwick's Report on Sanitary Conditions
  • London Nightmen (cesspool-sewermen)
  • Good Intentions, Unexpected Consequences: Thames Pollution of and The Great Stink of 1858
  • Punch on Thames Pollution (1859)
  • Poisoned Wallpaper
  • The Navvy and Sanitation Reform
  • Bathhouses and Washhouses
  • Substance abuse

  • Addiction
  • Alcoholism
  • Narcotics

    Diseases

  • Cholera
  • Influenza
  • Tuberculosis (Consumption)
  • Typhoid
  • Typhus (no material)
  • Medicine and medical care

  • Victorian Hospitals
  • Pasteur and Lister: A Chronicle of Scientific Influence
  • Adulteration and contamination of food
  • Punch on the adulteration of food
  • Medical care
  • Medical Developments
  • Nineteenth-Century British Medicine: Suggested Reading
  • Contraception and birth control in Victorian Britain
  • Recent Dissertations on Women's History and Health Care
  • Henry Hattemer's Victorian medicine site
  • Medicine and Public Health in Victorian Literature and the Arts
  • Bad Medicine: A Review of Doctoring the Novel: Medicine and Quackery from Shelley to Doyle (2012)
  • Purity and Danger in Malvern: A Review of Pauline Conolly's The Water Doctor's Daughters
  • Disability and disability studies

  • "Language Is Our Rubicon": A Review of Jennifer Esmail's Reading Victorian Deafness
  • Important Individuals in Victorian Medicine

  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917)
  • Francis Galton
  • Joseph Hodgson
  • Joseph Lister (the elder), who perfected the microsope, discovering shape of blood corpuscles
  • Joseph Lord Lister (1827-1912) and Antiseptic Surgery
  • Florence Nightingale and Nursing
  • Mary Seacole
  • John Snow and waterborne disease
  • Sir James Young Simpson (1811-1870)
  • Related material

  • Victorian Turkish Baths: their origin, development, and gradual decline
  • The Wells and Camden Wash Houses and Baths. 1888. Hampstead, London, NW3

  • Victorian Web Social History

    Last modified 20 November 2014