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The Workhouse Doctor

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Published by Severn House Publishers .
Written in English


  • Historical fiction,
  • Historical - General,
  • Fiction - Historical,
  • Fiction

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9772914M
ISBN 100727857622
ISBN 109780727857620

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The Workhouse Doctor book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. January Liddy Landser, heroine of The Surgeon's Apprentic /5.   Synopsis January Liddy Landser, heroine of The Surgeon's Apprentice, has returned to Bromsgrove in disgrace, to take up a position as schoolmistress at the local Workhouse. The position has been engineered for her by George Harcourt, Liddy's father's creditor, and a man entirely lacking /5(9). Book Description: While the welfare functions of the workhouse have been well researched, its medical services have been comparatively neglected. Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and despite much administrative reform, workhouse medicine remained central to the medical experiences of the poor. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle .

Medicine and the Workhouse; Medicine and the Workhouse. Medicine and the Workhouse Perhaps inevitably, the position of workhouse doctor, or medical officer, became progressively more central to the management of these institutions, though we know very little about these overworked and undervalued practitioners. This is the first book to. The workhouse system evolved in the 17th century, allowing parishes to reduce the cost to ratepayers of providing poor relief. The first authoritative figure for numbers of workhouses comes in the next century from The Abstract of Returns made by the Overseers of the Poor, which was drawn up following a government survey in It put the number of parish workhouses in . A Comprehensive History of the Workhouse by Peter Higginbotham. 'On the Road' makes available again three collections of first-hand accounts of visits to the casual wards of 50 English workhouses in and The diaries' revelations about the often miserable treatment of the inmates of these institutions led to material improvements in conditions, with reform .   Part of the former east wing of the poorhouse, which originally included the men’s section, doctor’s surgery and children’s school, can still be seen at Forest Hill. Other parts of the former workhouse buildings have been incorporated into the nearby Hotel du Vin. 7. Londonderry union workhouse, Londonderry/DerryAuthor: Charlotte Hodgman.

The hardships of the Victorian workhouse led to Oliver Twist uttering the famous phrase ‘Please Sir, I want some more’. Dr Ruth Richardson explores Dickens’s reaction to the New Poor Law, which established the workhouse system, and his own experiences of poverty and hardship. Entering and Leaving the Workhouse Why Did People Enter the Workhouse? People ended-up in the workhouse for a variety of reasons. Usually, it was because they were too poor, old or ill to support themselves. This may have resulted from such things as a lack of work during periods of high unemployment, or someone having no family willing or able. The Workhouse is built upon the foundations of a pre-existing building rumoured to have been the cities first ever workhouse centuries before. The Workhouse is the favourite place of the cities workers to take lunch in the afternoon and the most opulent place /5(7). Book Now Workhouse Wellness welcomes everyone. Exceptions will only be made in the case of a medical emergency accompanied by a doctor’s note. If you need to cancel or reschedule a session, please call () If there is no answer, be sure to leave a message and we will check the availability and get back to you with a reschedule.