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Healthcare before Welfare States: Hospitals in Early Twentieth Century England and France
  • B. Doyle
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Canadian bulletin of medical history = Bulletin…
  • 26 April 2016
A comparative overview of the development of hospital services in urban England and France in the first forty years of the 20th century using evidence from two case study cities to enhance understanding of how these welfare systems developed. Expand
Eggs, rags and whist drives: popular munificence and the development of provincial medical voluntarism between the wars.
  • Nick Hayes, B. Doyle
  • Medicine, Economics
  • Historical research : the bulletin of the…
  • 1 November 2013
It is argued that by broadening the bases of charitable income, hospitals were freed from their dependence on the wealthy thus ensuring their transformation to modern community resources for all. Expand
Labour and Hospitals in Urban Yorkshire: Middlesbrough, Leeds and Sheffield, 1919–1938
  • B. Doyle
  • Medicine
  • Social History of Medicine
  • 5 May 2010
Examining the politics of hospital provision prior to the National Health Service (NHS) suggests that, in the heavy industrial towns of Middlesbrough and Sheffield, close involvement with voluntary hospitals through workers contributory schemes dampened the enthusiasm for a state system. Expand
Competition and Cooperation in Hospital Provision in Middlesbrough, 1918–1948
  • B. Doyle
  • Medicine
  • Medical History
  • 1 July 2007
This work confirmed Cherry's evidence of considerable advance for voluntary hospitals between the wars—the number of beds in non-state hospitals more than doubled, and income from contributory schemes increased substantially, providing access by right to hospital treatment for a growing section of the population. Expand
The Politics of Hospital Provision in Early Twentieth-Century Britain
Introduction 1 Leeds and Sheffield: Economic, Social and Political Change 2 Hospital Provision: Voluntary and Municipal 3 Patients and Access 4 Specialization and the Challenges of Modern Medicine 5Expand
The structure of elite power in the early twentieth-century city: Norwich, 1900–35
Through a study of middle-class power in Norwich in the first third of the twentieth century, this paper tests a number of hypotheses concerning the behaviour of British urban elites. Analysis ofExpand
The economics, culture and politics of hospital contributory schemes: The case of inter war Leeds.
  • B. Doyle
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Labour history review
  • 12 December 2012
A case study of the Leeds and District Workpeople's Hospital Fund considers social, cultural, and political themes of the schemes designed to raise money from patients in return for more or less assured access to treatment in the increasingly class-ridden inter-war years. Expand