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The Resource The English hospital 1070-1570, Nicholas Orme and Margaret Webster

The English hospital 1070-1570, Nicholas Orme and Margaret Webster

Label
The English hospital 1070-1570
Title
The English hospital 1070-1570
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Orme and Margaret Webster
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The first English hospitals appeared soon after the Norman Conquest. By the year 1300 they numbered over 500, caring for the sick and needy at every level of society - from the gentry and clergy to pilgrims, travellers, beggars and lepers. Excluded from towns, but placed by main highways where they could gather alms, they had a complex relationship with medieval society: cherished yet marginalised, self-contained yet also parasitic
  • This book - the first general history of medieval and Tudor hospitals in eighty-five years - traces when and why they originated and follows their development through the crisis periods of the Black Death and the English Reformation when many disappeared. Nicholas Orme and Margaret Webster explore the hospitals' religious, charitable and medical functions, examine their buildings, staffing and finances, and analyse their inmates in terms of social background and medical needs. They reconstruct the daily life of hospitals, from worship to living conditions, food and care. The general survey is complemented by a regional study of hospitals in the south-west of England, including detailed histories of all the recorded institutions in Cornwall and Devon
Cataloging source
DNLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orme, Nicholas
Dewey number
362.1/1/0942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA964
LC item number
.O76 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WX 11 FA1
NLM item number
O73e 1995
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Webster, Margaret Elise Graham
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hospitals
  • Medicine, Medieval
  • Hospitals
  • History of Medicine
  • United Kingdom
Label
The English hospital 1070-1570, Nicholas Orme and Margaret Webster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32660401
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780300060584
Lccn
94061731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1676483
Label
The English hospital 1070-1570, Nicholas Orme and Margaret Webster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32660401
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780300060584
Lccn
94061731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1676483

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