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From workhouses to hospitals

Donnacha Seán Lucey

in The End of the Irish Poor Law?: Welfare and healthcare reform in revolutionary and independent Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719087578
eISBN:
9781526104014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087578.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It examines attempts by the newly independent Irish Free State to reform and de-stigmatise medical relief in former workhouse infirmaries. Such reforms were designed to move away from nineteenth ... More


The Provision and Control of Medical Relief: Urban Central Scotland in the Late Nineteenth Century

John Stewart

in Medicine, Law and Public Policy in Scotland: c. 1850-1990

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861162
eISBN:
9781474406222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861162.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This essay describes and analyses the Poor Law in Central Scotland from 1870 to 1914. The Scottish Poor Law, especially after 1845, remains relatively unexplored by historians of Scotland. A ... More


Charity Dispensaries, Medical Education and Domiciliary Medical Care for the Poor in Edinburgh and Glasgow, c.1870–1914

David Sutton

in Medicine, Law and Public Policy in Scotland: c. 1850-1990

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861162
eISBN:
9781474406222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861162.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines the home as opposed to overseas aspects of medical missions, and explores the role of medical mission dispensaries in British cities in the late Victorian and Edwardian period. ... More


Redeeming Medical Waste, Making Medical Relief

Britt Halvorson

in Conversionary Sites: Transforming Medical Aid and Global Christianity from Madagascar to Minnesota

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226557120
eISBN:
9780226557434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557434.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates how the medical relief endeavor converts waste into value for the broader global marketplace of biomedicine, creating an uneasy and often contradictory alliance between aid ... More


Conversionary Sites: Transforming Medical Aid and Global Christianity from Madagascar to Minnesota

Britt Halvorson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226557120
eISBN:
9780226557434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557434.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

American Lutherans have had a longstanding foreign involvement with Madagascar through pre-colonial evangelical missions that began on the island in 1888 and continued for over a century. This book ... More


The Epidemic

Benjamin Kingsbury

in An Imperial Disaster: The Bengal Cyclone of 1876

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190876098
eISBN:
9780190942946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876098.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

The inadequacy of the government’s disaster relief directly contributed to the terrible cholera epidemic that followed the storm. A lack of food, clean water, and shelter had left the people of the ... More


Vietnamese Adoptions in the Early War Years

Allison Varzally

in Children of Reunion: Vietnamese Adoptions and the Politics of Family Migrations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630915
eISBN:
9781469630939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630915.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the first wave of Vietnamese adoptions against a backdrop of military escalation and growing anti-war sentiment. It examines the language of responsibility, culpability and ... More


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