Framley Parsonage Ch. 34–36 [12/16]
Disease, Religion, Sanitation, Medical Practitioners, Status
When his wife contracts typhus, Josiah Crawley resolves to 'take upon himself the duties of [...] a nurse'. In his 'absolute ignorance of all sanatory measures', however, he merely 'throw[s] himself on his knees to pray'. The charitable Lucy Lufton considers that, as well as prayer, 'other aid [is] also wanting to' Crawley's wife (656). She reports that although a 'doctor's assistant' has visited the sick woman 'they are greatly in want of better advice' (658).
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