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Presteigne
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  The dangers of infection at school  
 

Living in such dangerous times it is not suprising that schools went to great lengths to avoid the spread of disease.
In this next extract the Head of the National School, Presteigne describes the measures taken at his school when he learned that some of his pupils were ill with an infectious disease
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  School log book entry
 

The extract reads:
"The floor, desks etc. were thoroughly scrubbed with carbolic soap, and a sulphur candle burnt in each room."

Modern health care, better diets and improved conditions all mean that children do not have to live in the same fear of disease today.

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