Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970

Hardcover | November 24, 2010

EditorC. Cox, M. Luddy

not yet rated|write a review
This book examines medical care in Ireland from 1750-1950, through the prisms of state provision, professionalisation and the experiences of health and illness. It includes analyses and discussions of quacks and cures, contraception, the history of suicide, the role of the coroners’ courts, and the treatment of criminal lunatics. 

Pricing and Purchase Info

$106.78 online
$156.00 list price (save 31%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

This book examines medical care in Ireland from 1750-1950, through the prisms of state provision, professionalisation and the experiences of health and illness. It includes analyses and discussions of quacks and cures, contraception, the history of suicide, the role of the coroners’ courts, and the treatment of criminal lunatics. 

CATHERINE COX  is Co-Director Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University College, Dublin, Ireland.MARIA LUDDY  is Professor of Modern Irish History, University of Warwick, UK.

other books by C. Cox

Sextrology: The Astrology of Sex and the Sexes
Sextrology: The Astrology of Sex and the Sexes

Paperback|Jan 6 2004

$22.78 online$29.99list price(save 24%)
The Pathology of Devices
The Pathology of Devices

Kobo ebook|Dec 6 2012

$123.89 online$160.90list price(save 23%)
see all books by C. Cox
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:November 24, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230535860

ISBN - 13:9780230535862

Customer Reviews of Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction; C.Cox & M.Luddy * ‘Bleeding, vomiting and purging’: Ill-health and the Medical Professions in Late Early Modern Ireland; J.Kelly * Practice and self-presentation in the Dublin clinical school 1820-80; J.McGeachie * Dispensary practitioners in the community in post-famine Ireland; C.Cox * Medical profession and the delivery of contraception in independent Ireland; L.Earner-Byrne * Medicine, disease and female mortality in independent Ireland; M.E.Daly * Suicide and mental illness in late Victorian Ireland; G.Laraghy * General practise and coroners’ practise: medico-legal work and the Irish medical profession, c1830-1880; M.Clark * Forensic Psychiatry and Women who Killed Children, 1850-1900; P.Prior * ‘Cure or Custody?’: therapeutic philosophy at the Connaught District Lunatic Asylum; O.Walsh * Post-War Pestilence: The ‘Spanish ‘Flu’ in Ireland, 1918-1920; M.Luddy * ‘Half mad at the time’: Unmarried mothers and infanticide in Ireland, 1922-1949; C.Rattigan * ‘These Lepers should be deported’: the treatment and prevention of VD in Northern Ireland in the Inter-War period; L.McCormick