Childcare, Health and Mortality in the London Foundling Hospital, 1741-1800 : 'Left to the Mercy of the World'.

Newly available in paperback, this thorough and engaging examination of an institution and its young charges is set in the wider social, cultural, demographic and medical context of the eighteenth century. By examining the often short lives of abandoned babies, Levene illustrates the variety of path...

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Main Author: Levene, Alysa
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford : Manchester University Press, 2017.
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Table of Contents:
  • CHILDCARE, HEALTH AND MORTALITY AT THE LONDON FOUNDLING HOSPITAL, 1741-1800; Half Title page; Title Page; Dedication; Copyright; Contents; List of tables; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The characteristics of foundlings; 3. Risks of death: the estimation of mortality; 4. Survival prospects; 5. The nursing network; 6. Growing up as a foster child; 7. Childcare and health in a local setting; 8. Foundlings and the local demographic context; 9. Conclusions; Select bibliography; Index.