Medicine and the workhouse / edited by Jonathan Reinarz and Leonard Schwarz. - Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, c2013 - vi, 281 p. : ill. ; 24 cm - Rochester studies in medical history, v. 27 1526-2715 ; . - Rochester studies in medical history ; v. 27. .

"This book had its origins in a two-day conference on 'Medicine and the Workhouse' in November 2008, sponsored by the University of Birmingham and the Wellcome Trust"--Preface.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contagion, exclusion, and the unique medical world of the eighteenth-century workhouse : London infirmaries in their widest relief / Kevin Siena -- The elderly in the eighteenth-century workhouse / Susannah Ottaway -- "These ANTE-CHAMBERS OF THE GRAVE"? : mortality, medicine, and the workhouse in Georgian London, 1725-1824 / Jeremy Boulton, Romola Davenport, and Leonard Schwarz -- Workhouse medical care from working-class autobiographies, 1750-1834 / Alannah Tomkins -- "A sad spectacle of hopeless mental degradation" : the management of the insane in West Midlands workhouses, 1815-60 / Leonard Smith -- Workhouse medicine in Ireland : a preliminary analysis, 1850-1914 / Virginia Crossman -- Exploring medical care in the nineteenth-century provincial workhouse : a view from Birmingham / Jonathan Reinarz and Alistair Ritch -- "Immediate death or a life of torture are the consequences of the system" : the Bridgwater Union scandal and policy change / Samantha Shave -- Practitioners and paupers : medicine at the Leicester Union Workhouse, 1867-1905 / Angela Negrine -- Workhouse medicine in the British Caribbean, 1834-38 /Rita Pemberton -- Poverty, medicine, and the workhouse in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries : an afterword / Steven King.

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Medicine--History.--Great Britain
Poor--Medical care--History.--Great Britain
Workhouses--History.

RA418.5.P6 / M433 2013



Reinarz, Jonathan, Schwarz, L. D.,