Philanthropy and the Hospitals of London: The Kings Fund, 1897-1990

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byF. K. ProchaskaForeword byHRH The Prince of Wales

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British hospitals and their administration have changed dramatically since the nineteenth century, when the provision of medical care depended very heavily upon philanthropic bodies. The King's Fund was the leading charitable institution for the defence and development of London's voluntaryhospitals before the creation of the National Health Service. Since 1948, it has worked alongside the NHS and has sought to promote good practice and innovation in health care through grants, training, and a range of other services. Dr Prochaska's readable and scholarly study places the King's Fund in the wider context of the history of philanthropy and social provision. It provides an illuminating analysis of the evolution of the relationship between the voluntary and public sectors in the twentieth century and points to thecontinuing importance of voluntary organizations to the nation's health and welfare.

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British hospitals and their administration have changed dramatically since the nineteenth century, when the provision of medical care depended very heavily upon philanthropic bodies. The King's Fund was the leading charitable institution for the defence and development of London's voluntaryhospitals before the creation of the National ...

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British hospitals and their administration have changed dramatically since the nineteenth century, when the provision of medical care depended very heavily upon philanthropic bodies. The King's Fund was the leading charitable institution for the defence and development of London's voluntary hospitals before the creation of the National...

F. K. Prochaska is at University College, London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`The author presents the history of the Fund, and much more.'Bull. Hist. Med.