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Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni͡azʹ, 1842-1921. An appeal to the young - Image 6. 1918?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1191/show/1162.

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Title An appeal to the young
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni͡azʹ, 1842-1921
Publisher Charles H. Kerr & Company
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Chicago, Illinois
Date 1918?
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Socialism
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 26 pages; 18 cm.
Original Item Location HN17.R927a
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304508~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript 4 AN APPEAL TO THE YOUNG. the study of science; you are to be a doctor, a barrister, a man of letters, or a scientific man; a wide field opens up before you; you enter upon life with extensive knowledge, with a trained intelligence. Or, on the other hand, you are, perhaps, only an honest artizan whose knowledge of science is limited by the little you have learnt at school; but you have had the advantage of learning at first hand what a life of exhausting toil is the lot of the worker of our time. I stop at the first supposition, to return afterwards to the second; I assume then that you have received a scientific education. Let us suppose you intend to be a doctor. To-morrow a man attired in rough clothes will come to fetch you to see a sick woman. He will lead you into one of those alleys where the opposite neighbors can almost shake hands over the heads of the passers-by; you ascend into a foul atmosphere by the flickering light of a little ill-trimmed lamp; you climb two, three, four, five flights of filthy stairs, and in a dark, cold room you find the sick woman lying on a pallet covered with dirty rags. Pale, livid children, shivering under their scanty garments, gaze with their big eyes wide open. The husband has worked all his life twelve or thirteen hours a day at no matter what; now he has been out of work for three months. To be out of employment is not rare in his trade; it happens every year, periodically. But, formerly, when he was out of work his wife went out as a charwoman—perhaps to wash your shirts—at the rate of fifteen-pence a day; now she has been bedridden for two months, and misery glares upon the family in all its squalid hideousness. What will you prescribe for the sick woman, doctor? you who have seen at a glance that the cause of her illness is general anaemia, want of good food, lack of fresh air. Say a good beef-steak every day? a little exercise in the country? a dry and well-ventilated bed-room? What irony! If she could have afforded it this would have been done long since without waiting for your advice!