Quarantine Facilities: Source B

Letter printed in Mona's Herald, 14 September 1833


SIR, – I am sorry to learn that the rain gains admittance through the roof and other parts of the Cholera hospital, near this town, and consequently renders the situation of some of the patients therein very uncomfortable.

I would suggest to the Gentlemen who have the direction of that benevolent establishment, the propriety of having every part of the building slated over before the winter season sets in, which would be the means of keeping it dry, and of preserving the fabric for many years.”

Questions to consider:

  1. What can you learn about conditions in the cholera hospital from this extract?
  2. What would be the arguments for and against the suggested improvements?
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