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Childcare, health and mortality at the London Foundling Hospital, 1741-1800 : "Left to the mercy of the world"

Author: Alysa Levene
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2012.
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This book is a thorough and appealing investigation into the health and welfare of abandoned babies and children in eighteenth-century England. It uses a variety of approaches to examine health,  Read more...

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Levene, Alysa, 1976-
Childcare, health and mortality at the London Foundling Hospital, 1741-1800.
Manchester : Manchester University Press : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2012
(DLC) 2012538507
(OCoLC)916400829
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alysa Levene
ISBN: 9781526130426 1526130424
OCLC Number: 1038716685
Notes: "First published by Manchester University Press in hardback 2007"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 223 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface1. Introduction2. The characteristics of foundlings3. Risks of death: the estimation of mortality4. Survival prospects5. The nursing network6. Growing up as a foster child7. Childcare and health in a local setting8. Foundlings and the local demographic context9. ConclusionsIndex -- .
Responsibility: ALYSA LEVENE.

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