Hygiene – J Lane Notter, R H Firth (1900)


Hygiene – J Lane Notter, R H Firth (1900)


Title: Hygiene

Author: J. Lane Notter, R. H. Firth

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Darkening to edges of spine and slight tanning. Inscription to ffep. Interior clean, binding tight, with black-and-white in-text illustrations. 437pp., app 8″ by 5″.

A comprehensive book on 19th century hygiene, during the birth of the age of scientific understanding on the nature of infections and diseases due to unsanitary conditions. An exhaustive guide to hygiene, but also with scientific explanations on sewage systems, cliamte and air pressure, the workings of the ringworm and such. Tells you how to cook, how to wash, how the types of soaps, how to sleep, and why.

Chapters include:


Water (Rain water, springs and rivers, effects of drinking impure water, etc)

Food (Classification, Diets, Diseases, Fish, Eggs, Milk, etc)

The Removal and Disposal of Excreta

Personal Hygience

Infection and Disinfection,