Care, nurturance and morality: the role of visitors and the Victorian London children's hospital

Tanner, Andrea (2009) Care, nurturance and morality: the role of visitors and the Victorian London children's hospital. In: Mooney, Graham and Reinarz, Jonathan, (eds.) Permeable walls: historical perspectives on hospital and asylum visiting. Amsterdam, Netherlands : Rodopi, B.V. pp. 81-110. (Clio medica, no. 86) ISSN (print) 0045-7183 ISBN 9789042025998

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Abstract

Visitors at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, fulfilled an economic, social and marketing role at an institution which, in its earliest years, struggled against significant opposition from medical and charitable critics. Men and women from the respectable classes found a function that reflected well their philanthropic credentials, and that also opened up social and professional opportunities. The parents and families of the patients, however, found themselves marginalised by the hospital, and granted little scope to influence the hospital experience of their children or to interact with the supporters of the institution.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Area: History
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Science (until November 2012)
Depositing User: Cheryl Clark
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2010 11:27
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2010 15:34
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/6643

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