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Medical care in the workhouses in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, 1834-1914

@inproceedings{Ritch2015MedicalCI,
  title={Medical care in the workhouses in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, 1834-1914},
  author={Alistair Ritch},
  year={2015}
}
This study of the medical role of the urban workhouses of Birmingham and Wolverhampton after the New Poor Law addresses the following questions: what were the standards of medical and nursing practice and what treatments were used to alleviate inmates’ suffering? It considers the nature of illnesses encountered covering acute non-infective illnesses, infectious disease and chronic disability, and highlights the important role the workhouse played in providing institutional care, especially in… 
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