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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)?


Victorians over-emphasized the connection between health and emotions.


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


Victorians directly tied health to spirituality.


Victorians thought that location was the determining factor for health.


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

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