Re: Moulin Rouge/Corsets
> Consumption is the old term for Tuberculosis which is caught fromanother
> infected person. It was common in earlier centuries when peoplelived in
> very close quarters like tenemants. Wearing corsets probablydidn't help
> but they didn't cause it.Actually consumption was a bit of a generic term covering a range of
diseases.. I have a good link...
By the time of the movie setting TB was recognised as being caused
by a bacterial agent but I think as the word consumption was used it
was meant to be taken as not knowing what the disease actually was..
like in La Traviata.
I'm also not sure how far the knowelege of TB actually extended.
There is a facinating book on the subject
Fevered Lives: Tuberculosis in American Culture Since 1870
I'm sure that's the one I read.. cretainly sounds like it.
"Consumption is the most flattering of all diseases, as well as the
most insidious and fatal," wrote Dr. Elizabeth Bigelow in her 1876
senior thesis at the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania. She
had seen what the disease had done to her own family.
"Consumption [which included tuberculosis] set the standard for
white middle-class beauty in the nineteenth century," writes Ott,
and "pale, bedridden, wasting women and men quickened the romantic
pulse of Victorian readers both here and abroad."
Note the words: Consumption [which *included* tuberculosis]
yep, that's the book I read.
- OH Dear, you will be soooo dissapointed in me. I was
there for a wedding and did not have a car at my
disposal pluss I didn't not find out about the good
deals on fabric till the day i was ready to leave.
Pluss side is My sis still lives there so I could get
her to send me something eh! I am a bit dissapointed
but maybe i can make another trip there in the future
and now I know. take care Peggy
--- yum-yi <candyjgirl@...> wrote:
> Yes, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I__________________________________________________
> forget that there is also a town in Northern
> Washington just along the border called Vancouver
> I hope that while you were there, you took advantage
> of all the fabric stores!!!! I miss it so dearly now
> that I am in a smaller center!
> --- peggy salvail <psalvail@...> wrote:
> > to bad I didn''t know I just returned from
> > Oh that was Canada right? take care Peggy
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