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Philanthropy and the Hospitals of London: The King's Fund, 1897-1990

F. K. Prochaska

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202660
eISBN:
9780191675478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202660.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

British hospitals and their administration have changed dramatically since the 19th century, when the provision of medical care depended very heavily upon ... More


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


Margaret McMillan

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Margaret McMillan, who was involved in labor politics, liberal reformism, and welfare philanthropism. After finishing her education in Germany and Switzerland, McMillan became ... More


Medical Men, Negligent Mothers, and Malleable Children

Mary Hatfield

in Growing Up in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: A Cultural History of Middle-Class Childhood and Gender

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198843429
eISBN:
9780191879265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843429.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter considers the medicalization of childhood from the late eighteenth century into the 1840s. What we might now term a ‘biological’ definition of childhood is seen first in late ... 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


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