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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1850, Sunday, September 18, 1831.

A few sensible and benevolent inhabitants of Cripplegate parish have formed a society for the preservation of health. The plan which they have adopted, though one of the simplest that may be imagined, is, nevertheless, the most efficacious. Each member allots a portion of his leisure hours to visiting the habitations of the poor in his district. Where sickness exists in such a degree as to require medical aid, the sufferer is provided with it, or recommended to some hospital, if necessary; where it does not, the rooms are purified and whitewashed as the most certain means of preventing that calamity. In this manner great good is effected.