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The Rose of Sebastopol by Katharine McMahon
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Sep 20, 2010

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Read in September, 2010

stuff about medicine in Victorian England = awesome. how broken bones were treated & why, what the latest theories were, knowledge of diseases, how diseases are spread.
then there's industrial revolution stuff - understanding of pollution, labor practices, new ideas about plumbing.

oh - and GREAT job making the position of women clear wo/anachronistic feminist theory but with historically accurate emergence of the Fabians/socialists/"rational dress"/etc.

only thing not so hot = the plot.
which is kinda sad since there's so much cool stuff. so I suggest to listen to this book while doing something else - and tune in for the descriptions of surgeries, treatment of diseases, sanitation conditions, etc.

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