"Persons of honour and reputation": the voluntary hospital in an age of corruption.

@article{Borsay1991PersonsOH,
  title={"Persons of honour and reputation": the voluntary hospital in an age of corruption.},
  author={Anne Borsay},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1991},
  volume={35},
  pages={281 - 294}
}
  • A. Borsay
  • Published 1 July 1991
  • History, Economics
  • Medical History
In October 1732, the cashier and the banker of the Charitable Corporation absconded to France, having embezzled "more than half a million of money".' This fraudulent diversion of funds intended to provide employment and relief for the poor caused uproar, but it was not an isolated incident. Three other statutory bodies-the South Sea Company, the York Buildings Company, and the Derwentwater Trustalso fell victim to corruption during the early eighteenth century. Individual politicians were… 
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