For her own good. 150 years of the experts' advice to women

@article{Cockburn1979ForHO,
  title={For her own good. 150 years of the experts' advice to women},
  author={Joseph Cockburn},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1979},
  volume={23},
  pages={489 - 489}
}
to the significance there of the workhouses. She discusses the economic, social, and political factors which shaped the system of poor law, and, in opposition to received opinion, she demonstrates that in spite of a theoretically centralized administration of the Poor Law of 1834, in practice areas like Norfolk retained considerable autonomy. This, together with other new interpretations, make Dr. Digby's book an important contribution to social history. Although she deals specifically with… CONTINUE READING
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