A man listed his wife’s “long tongue” and his children’s “quarrelsome stubbornness” as medical conditions in the 1911 census, newly-released records show. The information, which details descriptions of people’s ailments as perceived by the head of the household on the night of Sunday April 2 1911, has remained closed under data protection regulations until now.
The entries, given for the most part by people who would have had no medical knowledge, are often amusing, with some of the more unusual health conditions including ”old age”, ”voteless”, ”bald” and being ”short of cash”.
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