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" It will scarcely appear credible, though it is precisely true, that persons of the lowest class do not put clean sheets on their beds three times a year ; that even where no sheets are used they never wash or scour their blankets... "
A Century of Vaccination and what it Teaches - Page 70
by William Scott Tebb - 1898 - 448 pages
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The Bristol Job Nott, Or, Labouring Man's Friend, Issue 1

Working class - 1832
...some of the poor people in London do not put clean sheets in their beds three times in the year; and where no sheets are used, they never wash or scour their blankets. Now you may judge how dreadfully unwholesome this degree of tilth, or any thing approaching it, must...
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Memoir of the life and medical opinions of John Armstrong ...: To ..., Volume 2

Francis Boott - Malaria - 1834
...and among the poor the mortality was very considerable. It will scarcely appear credible that they do not put clean sheets on their beds three times a year, never wash their blankets and coverlets; from 3 to 8 individuals sleeping in one bed. The room occupied...
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Two Worlds: First Meetings Between Maori and Europeans, 1642-1772

Anne Salmond - History - 1992 - 478 pages
...Conditions inside these houses were described by a number of observers, for instance, Dr Willen in 1801: lt will scarcely appear credible, though it is precisely...sheets are used they never wash or scour their blankets or coverlets, nor renew them until they are no longer tenable; that curtains, if unfortunately there...
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The Most Solitary of Afflictions: Madness and Society in Britain, 1700-1900

Andrew Scull - History - 2005 - 442 pages
...the prospect of leaving them in the sorts of conditions which commonly prevailed in the larger towns: It will scarcely appear credible, though it is precisely...are used, they never wash or scour their blankets or coverlets, nor renew them until they are no longer tenable; that curtains, if unfortunately there...
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The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of ...

Michael McKeon - History - 2005 - 873 pages
..."It will scarcely appear credible," observed a medical doctor at the end of the eighteenth century, "though it is precisely true, that persons of the...sheets on their beds three times a year; . . . that from three to eight individuals of different ages often sleep in the same bed; there being but one...
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