Elizabeth M . R . Lomax

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Special hospitals for children were first established in France at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The British delayed copying the French example for fifty years, in part because of the disquieting mortality caused by the spread of contagious diseases at the Enfants Malades in Paris. The privately managed British hospitals adopted varying tactics(More)
Special hospitals for children, so taken for granted today, only began to be established in Britain-in the middle of the nineteenth century. Their emergence then was mainly due to the initiative of individual physicians seeking professional advancement rather than the expression of a perceived community need. However, once established, these hospitals had(More)