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Medicine and the workhouse / edited by Jonathan Reinarz and Leonard Schwarz.

Contributor(s): Reinarz, Jonathan [editor of compilation.] | Schwarz, L. D [editor of compilation.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Rochester studies in medical history: v. 27.Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, c2013Description: vi, 281 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781580464482 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1580464483 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Medicine -- Great Britain -- History | Poor -- Medical care -- Great Britain -- History | Workhouses -- HistoryDDC classification:
Contents:
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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"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.

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