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Charity and the London hospitals, 1850-1898

Author: Keir Waddington
Publisher: New York : Royal Historical Society : Boydell Press, 2000.
Series: Royal Historical Society studies in history., New series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on a comparative study of hospital records, Charity and the London Hospitals investigates how and why Victorians contributed in order to show that benevolence was rarely amenable to a single form or reason. Whilst charity remained central to the hospitals' raison d'etre, philanthropy's contribution was modified at a financial and administrative level as hospitals shifted from being philanthropic to medical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keir Waddington
ISBN: 0861932463 9780861932467
OCLC Number: 43185870
Description: xi, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Philanthropy and funding. The philanthropic imperative ; Paying for the sick poor ; Financial diversification : an explanation --
Philanthropy and control. Charity and control: voluntarism and the management of the London hospitals ; Striving for influence: lay versus medical control --
1897 and beyond. State aid versus voluntarism ; Conclusion : 1898 and beyond.
Series Title: Royal Historical Society studies in history., New series.
Responsibility: Keir Waddington.

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A study of the development of the hospital as a economic, medical and voluntary institution in the second half of the nineteenth century.  Read more...

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