20_183 16/9/73
CHARLES C. PLIDEN

35 South Street
16 Sept. 1873
Returns 1.0. Sanitary Blue Book, which is 'perfect'; refers to Sir A.
Power's 'Sanitary Rhymes' in relation to the Cholera conference; suggests the disuse of the words 'contagion' or 'contagious' - 'Contagion is the witchcraft, and "Contagionists" are the witch-finders of the 19th century.' 'I am very glad that you are going to have a holiday in Scotland. The Gold Coast is salubrious compared to the 1.0. and W.O.' [India Office and War Office.]
3p In pencil WELLCOME INST

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