Medicine, charity and mutual aid : the consumption of health and welfare in Britain, c.1550-1950 / edited by Anne Borsay and Peter Shapely.

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Aldershot : Ashgate, 2007.

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x, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


Pressed down by want and afflicted with poverty, wounded and maimed in war or worn down with age? : cathedral almsmen in England 1538-1914 / Ian Atherton, Eileen McGrath and Alannah Tomkins -- From common rights to cold charity : enclosure and poor allotments in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / Sylvia Pinches -- Kinship and welfare in early modern England : sometimes charity begins at home / Sheila Cooper -- Deaf children and charitable education in Britain 1790-1944 / Anne Borsay -- Joseph Townend and the Manchester Infirmary : a plebeian patient in the industrial revolution / Stuart Hogarth -- Investigating the "deserving" poor : charity and the voluntary hospitals in nineteenth-century Birmingham / Jonathan Reinarz -- Choice and the children's hospital : Great Ormond Street Hospital patients and their families 1855-1900 / Andrea Tanner -- Mental health charity for the middling sort : Holloway Sanatorium 1885-1900 / Anne C. Shepherd -- Urban tuberculosis patients and sanatorium treatment in the early twentieth century / Flurin Condrau -- The politics of voluntary health care in Middlesbrough 1900-1948 / Barry Doyle -- The Co-operative Men's Guild, citizenship and the limits of mutual aid, 1911-1960 / Peter Shapely -- Retelling the stories of clients of voluntary social work agencies in Britain after 1945 / Pat Starkey.

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Includes bibliographical references and index..



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