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Medicine and charity in Ireland, 1718-1851

Medicine and charity in Ireland, 1718-1851

Author: Laurence M Geary
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume concerns the history of medicine and charity in Ireland, 1718-1851.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence M Geary
ISBN: 1904558178 9781904558170 1904558186 9781904558187
OCLC Number: 987023799
Description: 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part 1 The origins and development of Irish medical institutions: Voluntary hospitals; County infirmaries; Dispensaries; Fever hospitals; Part 2 Patrons, patients and practitioners: Governors and patients; Medical practitioners; Part 3 Politics one day, potatoes the next: The politics of sick poor relief; Medical-relief during the Great Famine; The 1851 Medical Charities Act; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Laurence M. Geary.


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"offers some interesting insights into the early dispensary system." Irish Times Sept 2004 "Laid out in a clear and accessible manner, this book shows a highly enlightened cross-section of Irish Read more...

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