Writing the Victorian City: Discourses of Risk, Connection, and Inevitability

@article{Choi2001WritingTV,
  title={Writing the Victorian City: Discourses of Risk, Connection, and Inevitability},
  author={T. Y. Choi},
  journal={Victorian Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={43},
  pages={561 - 589}
}
  • T. Y. Choi
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Victorian Studies
A n essayist writing in the 1860 All the Year Round reflected that "it concerns a man more to know his risks of the fifty illnesses that may throw him on his back, than the possible date of the one death that must come" ("Registration of Sickness" 228). This seemingly unimpressive statement about the value of statistics is remarkable for a number of reasons. The editor, Charles Dickens, had himself famously caricatured and critiqued statistical studies with his early depictions of the Mudfog… Expand

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