" ... Explores developments in health and social care in Ireland and Britain during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The central objectives are to highlight the role of voluntarism in healthcare, to examine healthcare in local and regional contexts, and to provide comparative perspectives."--Back cover.
"This collection of essays is based on two workshops held in Dublin. The first was held in 2011 in the Centre for Contemporary Irish History in Trinity College Dublin and the second in 2012 in the Centre for the History of Medicine, University College Dublin."--Page vii.
"Published by University of London, School of Advanced Study, Institute of Historical Research"--Title page verso.
Introduction / Donnacha Seán Lucey, Virginia Crossman -- I. Historiographical directions: 'Voluntarism' in English health and welfare : visions of history / Martin Gorsky. Healthcare systems in Britain and Ireland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries : the national, international and sub-national contexts / John Stewart -- II. Voluntary hospital provision: Paying for health : comparative perspectives on patient payment and contributions for hospital provision in Ireland / Donnacha Seán Lucey, George Campbell Gosling. 'Why have a Catholic hospital at all?' : the Mater Infirmorum Hospital Belfast and the state, 1883-1972 / Peter Martin. Cottage hospitals and communities in rural East Devon, 1919-1939 / Julia Neville -- III. Healthcare and the mixed economy: The mixed economy of care in the South Wales coalfield, c.1850-1950 / Steven Thompson. ' ... it would be preposterous to bring a Protestant here' : religion, provincial politics and district nurses in Ireland, 1890-1904 / Ciara Breathnach. To 'solve the darkest social problems of our time' : the Church of Scotland's entry into the British matrix of health and welfare provision c.1880-1914 / Janet Greenlees -- IV. Public health, voluntarism and local government: Feverish activity : Dublin City Council and the smallpox outbreak of 1902-3 / Ciarán Wallace. Influenza : the Irish Local Government Board's last great crisis / Ida Milne. The roots of regionalism : municipal medicine from the Local Government Board to the Dawson report / Sally Sheard
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