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SCHWARZ, Leonard

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Medicine and the workhouse. Edited by Jonathan Reinarz and Leonard Schwarz.

Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2013.
The first in depth study of the history of the medical services provided by workhouses, both in Britain and its former colonies, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Throughout this period 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.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences