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    Lady Attendants

    What does Lady Attendants mean in the following excerpt:

    Charity looked up and saw on the corner a brick house with
    a conspicuous black and gold sign across its front. "Dr. Merkle; Private
    Consultations at all hours. Lady Attendants," ...

    Is Lady Attendants referring to the patients or to the people taking care of the patients?

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    Re: Lady Attendants

    I don't know the social and historical background of this piece, but I imagine they were people who would just be present at a medical examination to guarantee the chastity of the proceedings!


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    Re: Lady Attendants

    Absolutely -

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