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Taking The Waters

At what point in history did people start to believe that water from one source was healthier than that from another? The Greeks held that particular springs were sacred, the home of nymphs (dwindled local goddesses, according to Harrison and … Continue reading

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The Swedish Nightingale

We have recently reissued a two-volume biography of Jenny Lind (1820–87), published in 1891, and (somewhat to my surprise), not apparently superseded, in English at any rate, though there were two twentieth-century biographies, one published in the UK and one … Continue reading

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