Corpus Sanum in Domo Sano: The Architecture of the Domestic Sanitation Movement, 1870-1914

Exhibition, Hall cases, 13 November 1991 to 16 February 1992

Victorian medical experts insisted that houses were like bodies—that buildings could be sick—and that healthy architecture entailed a “systematic” approach to domestic sanitation, drawing from the burgeoning field of physiology. *Corpus Sanum in Domo Sano—“a healthy body in a healthy house”—explores the spatial, professional, and gender implications of the nineteenth-century public-health movement through the architecture of the late Victorian middle-class home. At the same time, it illustrates the similarity of some of today’s health concerns to those of the Victorians.

Curated Annmarie Adams, McGill University.

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