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Medicine and the Workhouse

Medicine and the Workhouse( )
Author: Reinarz, Jonathan
Schwarz, Leonard
Series title:Rochester Studies in Medical History Ser.
ISBN:978-1-58046-448-2
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:University of Rochester Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $90.00
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Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries workhouses were a key provider of medical care to the poor. Workhouse beds in Britain far outnumbered beds provided by charitable hospitals, and a high percentage of inmates were elderly and infirm, needing not only accommodation and work but also medical relief. Historians of welfare, the English poor laws, and medicine have been aware of the importance of workhouse-based medicine, but the topic has not been studied in depth. This...
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Pages:290
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Penology
Medical / Health Care Delivery
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.24 x 8.97 x 0.876 Inches
Book Weight:1.254 Pounds

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