KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH, Sir James Phillips
The moral and physical condition of the working classes employed in the cotton manufacture in Manchester. By James Phillips Kay.London: James Ridgway, 1832.
"At first engaged in a Rochdale bank, in 1824 he [Kay-Shuttleworth] became a medical student at the University of Edinburgh. Settling in Manchester about 1827, he was instrumental in setting up the Manchester Statistical Society. He worked for the Ardwick and Ancoats Dispensary. While still known simply as Dr. James Kay, he wrote The Moral and Physical Condition of the Working Class Employed in the Cotton Manufacture in Manchester (1832), which was cited by Friedrich Engels in Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844. The experience which he thus gained of the conditions of the poor in the Lancashire factory districts, together with his interest in economic science, led to his appointment in 1835 as poor law commissioner in Norfolk and Suffolk and later in the London districts. In 1839 he was appointed first secretary of the committee formed by the Privy Council to administer the Government grant for the public education in Britain" (Wikipedia). Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.
Subjects: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE , PUBLIC HEALTH