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Sickness, Medical Welfare and the English Poor, 1750-1834

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Sickness, Medical Welfare and the English Poor, 1750-1834 by Steven King
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At the core of this book are three central contentions: That medical welfare became the totemic function of the Old Poor Law in its last few decades; that the poor themselves were able to negotiate this medical welfare rather than simply being subject to it; and that being doctored and institutionalised became part of the norm for the sick poor by the 1820s, in a way that had not been the case in the 1750s. Exploring the lives and medical experiences of the poor largely in their own words, Sickness, medical welfare and the English poor offers a comprehensive reinterpretation of the so-called crisis of the Old Poor Law from the later eighteenth century. The sick poor became an insistent presence in the lives of officials and parishes and the (largely positive) way that communities responded to their dire needs must cause us to rethink the role and character of the poor law. -- .

Author Biography

Steven King is Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Leicester -- .
Release date NZ
May 2nd, 2018
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 Maps
Imprint
Manchester University Press
Pages
408
ISBN-13
9781526129000
Product ID
27588990

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