Death masks have the ability to ease death-related anxieties because the people who have already crossed into the eternal unknown look as though they are blissfully slumbering.
Angel of the Battlefield: Clara Barton
Clara Barton’s story shows that the impact of a compassionate woman can not only change lives, but save them.
Deadly Nightshade and Doe-Eyed Beauties
Victorian ladies found themselves using eye drops containing a rather poisonous ingredient.
The Unlucky Pustule: Small Pox Inoculations and Syphillis
Despite some unexpected side-effects, the overall success of vaccinations throught the war led to more widespread acceptance of inoculation by the general public in the following years.
Romantic Lachrymatory Bottles or Hoax?
The most interesting thing about the myth of tear catchers is that it is totally believable considering that mourning was an outward artistic social expression to the Victorians.