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Thursday
Feb072013

VISITING STUDENTS IN FIVE POINTS

On Christmas-day (1866) a woman with five children -- the oldest three our pupils -- coming from church, fell, breaking her arm and giving premature birth to a sixth. Hearing of this sad case, I took a few yards of red flannel and went to see her. I found the poor woman in the deepest agony and almost frantic from suffering. Her husband kept a fruit-stand in Nassau Street, but this accident, as she expressed it, had entirely stupified him, and she suffered to a great extent, also, morally, (more)

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