Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2012

240 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719073557

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Childcare, health and mortality in the London Foundling Hospital, 1741-1800

'Left to the mercy of the world'

Alysa Levene

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides a far fuller investigation of the lives of babies and children at the London Foundling Hospital than has ever been attempted before
  • Uses approaches from medical, demographic and social and medical histories
  • Looks at how institutions and charities worked, pathways to infant and child health, the determinations of infant mortality in a time of falling mortality among the young, and women's work and nurturance of the young
  • Sets themes of child abandonment and investigations into infant and child health within the wider European context

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