Healthcare in Ireland and Britain 1850-1970: Voluntary, regional and comparative perspectives

Edited by Donnacha Sean Lucey and Virginia Crossman
23 January 2015
234 × 156 × 18 mm
322 pp
Formats:
Hardback: 978-1-909646-02-5
PDF: 978-1-909646-65-0
This volume explores developments in health and social care in Ireland and Britain during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The central objectives are to highlight the role of voluntarism in healthcare, to examine healthcare in local and regional contexts, and to provide comparative perspectives. The collection is based on two interconnected and overlapping research themes: voluntarism and healthcare, and regionalism/localism and healthcare. It includes two synoptic overviews by leading authorities in the field, and ten case studies focusing on particular aspects of voluntary and/or regional healthcare in Ireland and Britain.
Introduction
Donnacha Seán Lucey and Virginia Crossman

Section I: Historiographical directions

1. ‘Introduction
Donnacha Seán Lucey and Virginia Crossman

Section I: Historiographical directions

1. ‘Voluntarism’ in English health and welfare: visions of history
Martin Gorsky

2. Healthcare systems in Britain and Ireland in the nineteenth and
twentieth centuries: the international, national and sub-national contexts
John Stewart

Section II: Voluntary hospital provision

3. Paying for health: comparative perspectives on patient payment and
contributions for hospital provision in Ireland
George Campbell Gosling and Donnacha Seán Lucey

4. ‘Why have a Catholic Hospital at all?’ The Mater Infirmorum Hospital
Belfast and the state, 1883–1972
Peter Martin

5. Cottage hospitals and communities in rural East Devon, 1919–39
Julia Neville

Section III: Healthcare and the mixed economy

6. The mixed economy of care in the South Wales coalfield, c.1850–1950
Steven Thompson

7. ‘… it would be preposterous to bring a Protestant here’:
religion, provincial politics and district nurses in Ireland, 1890–1904
Ciara Breathnach

8. To ‘solve the darkest Social Problems of our time’: the Church of Scotland’s entry into the British matrix of health and welfare provision, c.1880–1914
Janet Greenlees

Section IV: Public health, voluntarism and local government

9. Feverish activity: Dublin City Council and the smallpox outbreak of 1902–3
Ciaran Wallace

10. Influenza: ‘the Irish Local Government Board’s last great crisis’
Ida Milne

11. The roots of regionalism: municipal medicine from the Local Government Board to the Dawson Report ’ in English health and welfare: visions of history
Martin Gorsky