Category Archives: Health

Margaret, Spinster, Dies (March 7 1925)

Nancy (McNeilage’s daughter) writes: “ … I have been greatly grieved to learn that “Margaret” died suddenly early on Sabbath morning. For the last four months, Margaret has been lying in Whitehaven Infirmary, making a slow and tedious recovery from … Continue reading

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The Household – February 21st 1925

As “Margaret”is not keeping so well this week, writes “Nancy, ”I am taking her place in the Household column, and here I sit with my feet on a footstool, wondering what to write to you about….

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Fresh Air Treatment – February 1925

The latest treatment for pneumonia is almost completely opposed to the old. During the war years it was found that pneumonia patients who, owing to exigencies of space, had their beds placed in open sheds (covered overhead from the rain, … Continue reading

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Numbers in a Hospital Ward – December 1924

“And how does your father like the change to a hospital ward?” was the question I heard one (unseen) woman ask another. “Oh, he doesn’t like it so well as his own room at home,” was the reply, “there aren’t … Continue reading

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Margaret’s Illness – November 1924

(November 15, 1924. Page 1427) “Margaret” has undergone a second operation. She is progressing as well as could be looked for. Ed. The SF.

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Who Remembers the Leech – February 1922

On only one occasion have I seen a leech, and it is so long ago, in my early childhood, that I cannot recall on which member of the family, and what part of the body, it was used. A little … Continue reading

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Cold Feet – January 1899

One hears stalwart young men and buxom women, full of warm and healthy blood, complain — when they are betrayed into familiar conversation — that they “could not sleep for ever so long last night with cold feet.” How is … Continue reading

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Back-Boards and Gymnastics – July 1899

I heard an amusing story the other day about a boarding school girl home for the holidays. You know it is now the fashion to have a gymnasium instead of a back board for growing girls. This miss was seen … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Kind Messages – June 1911

May I express in this page my modest thanks for the many very kind messages sent by unknown friends among the Holland trippers? Their kindly feeling is more valuable to me than they can know. Another reader writes bidding me … Continue reading

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Undarkened Bedrooms – June 1906

It is asserted by some that a darkened chamber is necessary to sound sleep. I have heard women declare that they could not lie at night with the blind undrawn, and I know one who must have a second blind … Continue reading

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