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1910s: A rest in the country is often recommended for those city-dwellers suffering from nervous disorders.

Today: Though many people take vacations to relieve stress, the "rest" cure is an antiquated treatment for nerves. Commonly, doctors prescribe medication.

1910s: In polite society, letters of introduction were a common means by which to make oneself known in a new place. Letters of this kind served to guarantee that a move to a new home did not isolate someone from the community.

Today: Most people meet by chance in school or at work rather than through the pre-arranged situations, although dating services and personal ads are common.

1910s: Hunting is a popular sport among the English wealthy classes in the Edwardian Age.

Today: Hunting is a popular sport among all social classes and it is seldom used solely as a means of obtaining food.

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