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The Sick, Infirm and Lunatics

Virginia Crossman

in Poverty and the Poor Law in Ireland 1850-1914

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319419
eISBN:
9781781381014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319419.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Workhouse registers contain information on the health of the people admitted and thus provide an important insight into the relationship between poverty and sickness. The chapter explores this ... More


Homicide rates in Ireland, 1801–1850

Richard Mc Mahon

in Homicide in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319471
eISBN:
9781781380956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319471.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

At certain times and in certain areas in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland there could be high rates of lethal violence relative to those found in the present day in Ireland and much of Europe - being ... More


Surveilling the Secrets of the Female Body: The Contest for Reproductive Authority in the Popular Press of the Seventeenth Century

Susan C. Staub

in The Female Body in Medicine and Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314728
eISBN:
9781846316289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316289.004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the contest for reproductive authority that raged throughout the seventeenth century and the ways in which this case changed the ideological constructions of the female body. ... More


China

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0021
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter details the author's visit to China along with a group of Irish doctors to witness firsthand how the Chinese looked after the health of their people. The group visited Beijing in October ... More


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