"Woman Doctor, New York City 1910" NYC Medical Milestones:1841 Croton clean water system became US model,1866 1st Municipal Health Dept.established standard for 100 years,1849,U.S's 1st ambulance service,1912-80 13 Nobel prizes in Medicine. Biddy Craft
A soldier escorts two young visitors to the gas chambers during an open day at Kingston Barracks in Surrey. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). June 29, 1935 [The use of poisonous gas in war brings up the issue of ethics in battle and the so-called laws of war. Click on this image to see a clip and short analysis of just and unjust wars from a sociological perspective]
Why we call it "the living room": In years passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".