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"It is this dreadful weather!"
Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1883.

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"It is this dreadful weather!"

Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1883.

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‘THE INFLUENCE OF TASTE IN DOMESTIC APPLIANCES - Karl Leistler’s Austrian Furniture.’ The Illustrated Exhibitor and Magazine of Art, vol. 1, 1852.

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‘THE INFLUENCE OF TASTE IN DOMESTIC APPLIANCES -

Karl Leistler’s Austrian Furniture.’

The Illustrated Exhibitor and Magazine of Art, vol. 1, 1852.

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Portrait of Adeline Ravoux (Half-Figure)
1890
Vincent van Gogh. 

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Portrait of Adeline Ravoux (Half-Figure)

1890

Vincent van Gogh. 

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Famous actress Sarah Bernhardt in riding costume.

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Famous actress Sarah Bernhardt in riding costume.

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‘The Wallflower.’
Bow Bells, 1866. 

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‘The Wallflower.’

Bow Bells, 1866. 

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‘Art-Furnishing For the Dining-Room.’
 Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1881.

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‘Art-Furnishing For the Dining-Room.’

 Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1881.

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“THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS - THE SENTIMENT OF FLOWERS.
Magnanimity to Mystery.”
Bow Bells, 1866. 

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“THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS - THE SENTIMENT OF FLOWERS.

Magnanimity to Mystery.”

Bow Bells, 1866. 

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Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1881.

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Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1881.

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Diagnosis and treatment of Sciatica. 
from ‘Homeopathic Domestic Practice’, 1865.  
Today I am suffering sciatica - this how the Victorian Homeopathic practitioner would have treated it: with Wolf’s bane (Aconitum), Deadly Nightshade (Belladonna), Bryony (Bryonia), Colocynth and Pulsatilla. So while you might have started off with back pain you probably would have ended up confused, hallucinating, violently vomiting with a rapidly slowing pulse (if you haven’t already died by this point).

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Diagnosis and treatment of Sciatica. 

from ‘Homeopathic Domestic Practice’, 1865.  

Today I am suffering sciatica - this how the Victorian Homeopathic practitioner would have treated it: with Wolf’s bane (Aconitum), Deadly Nightshade (Belladonna), Bryony (Bryonia), Colocynth and Pulsatilla. So while you might have started off with back pain you probably would have ended up confused, hallucinating, violently vomiting with a rapidly slowing pulse (if you haven’t already died by this point).