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

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Childcare, Health and Mortality in the London Foundling Hospital, 1741-1800: 'Left to the Mercy of the World' - Levene, Alysa
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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 pathways to health, ill-health and death taken by the young and how it intersected with local epidemiology, institutional life and experiences of abandonment, feeding and child-care. Child fostering, paid nursing and family formation ...

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Childcare, Health and Mortality in the London Foundling Hospital, 1741-1800: 'Left to the Mercy of the World' 2012, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719073557

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Childcare, Health and Mortality in the London Foundling Hospital, 1741-1800: 'left to the Mercy of the World' 2007, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719073540

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