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Venereal Disease, Hospitals and the Urban Poor : London's "Foul Wards," 1600-1800

P. Siena, Kevin

Editorial: Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2004
ISBN 10: 1580461484 / ISBN 13: 9781580461481
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Título: Venereal Disease, Hospitals and the Urban ...

Editorial: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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This book explores how London society responded to the dilemma of the rampant spread of the pox among the poor. Some have asserted that public authorities turned their backs on the "foul" and only began to offer care for venereal patients in the Enlightenment. An exploration of hospitals and workhouses shows a much more impressive public health response. London hospitals established "foul wards" at least as early as the mid-sixteenth century. Reconstructio n of these wards shows that, far from banning paupers with the pox, hospitals made treating them one of their primary services. Not merely present in hospitals, venereal patients were omnipresent. Yet the "foul" comprised a unique category of patient. The sexual nature of their ailment guaranteed that they would be treated quite differently than all other patients. Class and gender informed patients' experiences in crucial ways. The shameful nature o f the disease, and the gendered notion of shame itself, meant that men and women faced quite different circumstances. There emerged a gendered geography of London hospitals as men predominated in fee-charging hospitals, while sick women crowded into workhouses. Patients frequently desired to conceal their infection. This generated innovative services for elite patients who could buy medical privacy by hiring their own doctor. However, the public scrutiny t hat hospitalization demanded forced poor patients to be creative as they sought access to medical care that they could not afford. Thus, Venereal Disease, Hospitals and the Urban Poor offers new insights on patients' experi ences of illness and on London's health care system itself. Kevin Siena is Assistant Professor of History at Trent University. N° de ref. de la librería 1783

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