31_864 4/11/91
MRS. PIGGOTT

London
4 Nov. 1891
Refers to the Epidemic in Quaintonl and to a Lady who worked to fight it; asks on behalf of Mr. Frederick Verney, for the names of educated women who would, if instructed in Health of the (rural) Home, be able to teach mothers the dangers such as led to the Quainton catastrophe; encloses a printed copy of her letter of October 17th, 1891 relating to the training of Health Missionaries.
4p R.C.N.
1. In 1891 there was an outbreak of diphtheria and a lesser one of typhoid in Quainton, a village in the Aylesbury rural sanitary district. The cause was discovered to be neglected drainage and water supply.

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