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Essays on State Medicine (Paperback) Loot Price: R570 Discovery Miles 5 700
Essays on State Medicine (Paperback): Henry Wyldbore Rumsey
Essays on State Medicine (Paperback): Henry Wyldbore Rumsey

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Henry Wyldbore Rumsey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ...infirmary. They deemed it "most difficult, if desirable, to control" such admissions. Such being the case (ran their argument) why not also place under their care, the County Infirmaries and the other Fever Hospitals, which profess to be reserved for the same class--that above " paupers?" Thus, they first broke down the barrier between pauperism and comparative independence, and then made their own act a pretext for including all public medical aid in one department, under their own direction. In offering to cater for a respectable class of society, industrious and generally self-supporting, but with incomes insufficient to purchase medical attendance, the Irish Commissioners ignored principles which had always been asserted by the wisest economists in England--namely, that this portion of the population ought never, if possible, to be brought into contact with the Board of Guardians, or with the officers and regulations of such Boards; and that it is a class for which hospitals--not being workhouses--are specially adapted, as having no tendency to weaken habits of frugality and self-reliance.f Yet it was a favourite notion of the Commissioners to admit artisans, domestic servants, small farmers, shopkeepers, the constabulary, &c., into these Union hospitals, under a separate registration, and on the condition of their contributing " the whole or some part (according to the judgment of the managing committee in each individual case) of the average personal cost of maintenance in the institution."J See their Second Annual Report, 31, p. 13. + It was well said by the opponents of the Poor-Law plan, that " the Irish infirmaries have their analogies, in similar institutions, in every civilized country in the world, ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Henry Wyldbore Rumsey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-27983-0
Barcode: 9781231279830
Categories: Books > Medicine > General issues > Health systems & services
Books > Medicine > General issues > Health systems & services > General
LSN: 1-231-27983-4

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