Medicine, Charity and Mutual Aid : The Consumption of Health and Welfare in Britain, c.1550-1950
By: Borsay, Anne, Dr.
Contributor(s): Shapely, Peter, Dr.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Historical Urban Studies Series: Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013Description: 1 online resource (284 p.).ISBN: 9780754684268.Subject(s): Charities -- Great Britain -- History | Medical care -- Great Britain -- History | Public welfare -- Great Britain -- History | Social service -- Great Britain -- History | Voluntarism -- Great Britain -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Medicine, Charity and Mutual Aid : The Consumption of Health and Welfare in Britain, c.1550–1950DDC classification: 361.7'0941 | 362.94109/03 | 362.9410903 LOC classification: HV245 .M386 2007Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; General Editor's Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 'Pressed down by want and afflicted with poverty, wounded and maimed in war or worn down with age?' Cathedral almsmen in England 1538-1914; 3 From common rights to cold charity: enclosure and poor allotments in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; 4 Kinship and welfare in early modern England: sometimes charity begins at home; 5 Deaf children and charitable education in Britain 1790-1944
6 Joseph Townend and the Manchester Infirmary: a plebeian patient in the Industrial Revolution7 Investigating the 'deserving' poor: charity and the voluntary hospitals in nineteenth-century Birmingham; 8 Choice and the children's hospital: Great Ormond Street Hospital patients and their families 1855-1900; 9 Mental health care and charity for the middling sort: Holloway Sanatorium 1885-1900; 10 Urban tuberculosis patients and sanatorium treatment in the early twentieth century; 11 Power and accountability in the voluntary hospitals of Middlesbrough 1900-1948
12 The Co-operative Men's Guild, citizenship and the limits of mutual aid 1911-196013 Retelling the stories of clients of voluntary social work agencies in Britain after 1945; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
This book focuses on the recipients of charity, rather than the donors or institutions. By doing so, it tackles searching questions of social control and cohesion, and the relationship between providers and recipients in a new and revealing manner. It is shown how these issues changed over the course of the nineteenth century, as the frontier between state and the voluntary sector shifted away from charity towards greater reliance on public finance, workers' contributions and mutual aid. In turn, these new sources of assistance enriched civil society, encouraging democratization, empowerment a
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