Doyle examines the role of local and national politics on hospitals. Ultimately, Doyle argues that social and economic diversity created a number of models for future health care which rested on a combination of voluntary and municipal provision.
"Drawing comparative patterns and conclusions from a case study of two cities, no matter how detailed, is always going to be problematic. To counter this, Doyle exhibits a thorough knowledge of the secondary literature to place his two cities in a broader context. He offers, too, some excellent data on hospital admissions and finances, and interesting thoughts on such side issues as the role and social function of almoners, and the impact of the motor car on hospitals." - Nick Hayes, Nottingham Trent University
Series Editors: David Cantor and Keir Waddington
Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine is concerned with all aspects of health, illness and medicine, from antiquity to the present. The series is a collaboration between Routledge and the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM). The SSHM has pioneered the social history of medicine and interdisciplinary approaches to the histories of medicine, welfare, public health, demography, anthropology, sociology, social administration and health economics, and the book series reflects these interests.
Submissions are invited from established scholars and first-time authors alike. Prospective authors should send a detailed proposal with a rationale, chapter outlines and at least two sample chapters alongside a brief author’s biography and an anticipated submission date to the editors.
David Cantor: cantord @ mail.nih.gov
Keir Waddington: waddingtonK @ cardiff.ac.uk