ishmael (bombazzinedoll) wrote in little_details,

TB sanatoriums, TB quarantine guidelines, &ct.

I've checked the tags but I've had yet to find a post whose information corresponds with what I need.

Setting: London, England, in the late 1880s to early 1890s

Problem: One of my characters has a recurring case of tuberculosis, and at some point attends a sanatorium to try and recover. I've attempted research on how treatments were conducted/what kinds of treatment there were pre-20th century (if there were any at all), and also just general guidelines on what should be done in a household when someone contracts TB -- but have either reached dead ends via scholarly journals I can't access, or simply I cannot find enough specific information elsewhere.

So! I would be much obliged if anyone could answer/link me to elusive info regarding any of the following:

i) What kind of treatments would have been standard at a tuberculosis sanatorium in 19th century England?
ii) Would the patients be allowed visitors? If so, what might the rules be?
iii) Would my character's SO -- who does not have TB -- have to quarantine himself for a period of time before going back to life as usual?
iv) Would things like bedding, clothes, etc, have to be gotten rid of to try and keep the disease from spreading?

I appreciate any and all help. My knowledge of TB is limited to Chopìn, and Satine from Moulin Rouge, hahaha. Also I hope I've done this right. If I haven't, please let me know.
Tags: 1880-1889, 1890-1899, uk: history: victorian era, ~medicine: historical, ~medicine: illnesses: infectious (misc), ~medicine: illnesses: lung problems

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