Childcare, health and mortality in the London Foundling Hospital, 1741-1800: 'Left to the mercy of the world'

Childcare, health and mortality in the London Foundling Hospital, 1741-1800: 'Left to the mercy of the world'

by Alysa Levene

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719073557
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alysa Levene is Reader in History at Oxford Brookes University

Table of Contents

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

Index

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