Society Monthly Meeting

The meeting for May 1st Dr. Emma Storr, a GP and Honorary Associate Professor at Leeds University, will give a talk ‘ Factories and Fevers: 19th century child health.’ She will explore the experiences of children living close to and working in the Factories and Mills of 19th century Leeds. There were two main dangers to child health: hazardous work they carried out and living in poor, overcrowded conditions. The results could be high infant and child mortality. Dr. Storr will show how some improvements were made through legislation that was encouraged by Leeds physicians and local MPs.

The meeting will start at 10.30am by Zoom.

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