James Young Simpson pioneered the use of anesthetic during childbirth in the mid 1800’s in Edinburg, Scotland. He was both vilified and adored. Some went so far as to argue that women were commanded by God to feel the pain of childbirth and that taking that suffering away from them was to deny them redemption from the original sin in the Garden of Eden. Victo Dolore “pain conquered” is found on his family’s coat of arms. Here, in this work of fiction, I intend to explore the complicated life of Victorian women by touching on the medicine and morality of the era.
One of my weaknesses is old books. But not just ordinary old books. I love medicine, mourning, religion, and etiquette in particular, specifically from the early Victorian period. I have used this collection as a primary source for my serial novel.
This is a hobby, an outlet for the pain and suffering that I see every day, and I will add to the story as I have time. I appreciate your thoughts and input as this takes shape! I cherish every follow and like.
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