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OPE^ COUNCIL. 213
To The Editor Of The English Woman's Jou...
instrumental consistent with in , any the way high in , charac promoting ter which so objectionable , a philanthrop a practic ic es e tablishmen , seems in t -
should endeavor to maintain . be lat " attribu y The , attracte subject ted the d which the indifference attention I now venture with its importance which to lay it has before demands been you . regarded , To has this not and , cause un the til v may un ery
checked , Evils " The of prevalence tract Wet recentl of y the issued custom by t referred he of which Ladies to . ' Sanitary forward Assoc to iation , , is calcu the
la _" ted to place the _-nursing subject " in —a a strong copy hut true I now ght before the you minds , of the - thoug Medical htful public men . especiallwould do well to consider how far it is their duty
and " how great their opportunities y , to stay by their counsel , as conscientious , bo adv t ' ¦ ' isers I do , hope this medi pernicious cal that , after . practice ral a delibera point . of te view consideration the Commi of ttee the of whole the Ly question ing-in ,
to Institution attention their own throug will infants deem h the , instead it medium mo advisable of of des the to erting recommend Institution them , the to , to undertake poor act the women part an who of office mo receive t , hers the
the good certain pay of discomfort which is a b poor return lectof for tlie the whole loss of famil their . own babe often , and , y neg , y " Man for y their ladies child are tempted to indulge in the facili so-called of ' luxury with ' of a
wetwilling nurse to undertake , such throug duties h the . exceeding ty meeting women , starve "By d out checking thus the a twofold supply , good howe would ver , the be demand promoted would the naturall rich as y well be
their as the maternal poor ; mother nature , would which be feelings more are likel now y to too follow often , the stifle dictate d , on s the of
one desire side for by gain y . ding to the love of ease , on the other by gratifying the " I amSir
, , _" Brighton , " Your obedient Servant , " Jan ., 11 th , 1859 . " M . A . B . "
" 76 , "West Street , " Madam , " Jan . 14 th , 1849 .
the " G I overnors beg to inform of the you Brig that hton your Lying letter -in Institution , of the 11 , th at inst their ., w general as laid annua before l meeting yesterday .
in the In rep w ly , therein I am reques enumera ted t t o d st ate tJ are hat alive our medical to the officers evils of full the y s concur stem generally , but they are yet induced , to recommend wet-nurses in those y
casessome of emergenc times arise y where in wh the ich heal the th em o p loyment life of t of he a child foster are -mother endangere seems d , for the cases only means of saving life .
" I have the honor to be , Madam , tc Your most obedient Servant ,
" THOS . A . BREW , Hon . Sec . "
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English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), May 1, 1859, page 213, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01051859/page/69/