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Victorian Hospital

by Lavinia Mitton

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Victorian Hospital

Lavinia Mitton follows the changes in hospital treatment that took place during the Victorian era and explores the different types of hospitals that were available, from the celebrated specialist institutions served by famous surgeons to the appalling workhouse infirmaries where the patients were looked after by untrained pauper nurses. Illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs of the buildings, beds, waiting rooms and even ambulances that served the Victorian people, this book is a fascinating insight into the growth of hospitals and medical education, and the advances in surgery and nursing that closed the gap between the 1830s hospital and the establishments that we are familiar with today.

Contents

Introduction
Voluntary Hospitals
Hospitals and Medical Science
The Revolution in Nursing
Specialist and Cottage Hospitals
Poor Law Infirmaries
Hospitals for Infectious Diseases
Asylums
Convalescent Hospitals
Military and Naval Hospitals
Victorian Hospitals Today
Further Reading
Places to Visit

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