Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2018

368 Pages | 1 black & white illustration, 12 graphs, 2 maps

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526129000

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Sickness, medical welfare and the English poor, 1750-1834

First Edition

Steven King

Published by Manchester University Press

Social Histories of Medicine MUP Series

  • Is a bottom up understanding of the central purpose of the Old Poor Law, with a particular focus on the lives and stories of the poor themselves
  • The first serious attempt to locate parochial medical welfare in the wider medical economy of makeshifts
  • Represents the most comprehensive re-interpretation of the nature, character and role of the poor law post 1750 in a generation
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the complexion of medical welfare using an unparalleled source base

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