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Victorian Medicine

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When Mr. Lloyd, the local apothecary, observes Jane's physical and mental state after she is locked in the red-room, he claims, "'The child ought to have change of air and scene,' he added, speaking to himself; 'nerves not in a good state.'"

What does this diagnosis reveal about Victorian conceptions of health and medicine (especially in relation to women)?

A

Victorians over-emphasized the connection between health and emotions.

B

Victorian doctors couldn't offer much help to patients so they blamed most symptoms on personal problems.

C

Victorians directly tied health to spirituality.

D

Victorians thought that location was the determining factor for health.

E

Victorians prioritized the health of children because of their high mortality rate.