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Lady Dudley’s district nursing scheme and the congested districts board, 1903–1923

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Show simple item record Breathnach, Ciara 2020-11-13T09:07:38Z 2020-11-13T09:07:38Z 2012
dc.identifier.isbn 9780815632719
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This chapter outlines the attempts the Lady Dudley scheme made in tandem with the Congested Districts Board (CDB) to organize domiciliary medical care and to improve public health and sanitation in the West of Ireland from 1903 to 1923.1 In the absence of egodocuments from offi cials or the native population, this chapter relies heavily on the scheme’s and CDB’s annual reports.2 Although repetitious in nature, both sources—observations by nurses and CDB offi cials—provide us with an indication of medical, cultural, social, and economic circumstances in the West during this timeframe. The Dudley scheme’s annual reports are of particular use because they incorporate detailed case notes and some interesting photographs of nurses interacting with patients.3 This essay also attempts to tease out the relationship between medical care, the nurses, and the people.4 Poverty and associated problems such as malnutrition and poor living conditions were a great challenge to practitioners of modern medicine during the period under review. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Syracuse University Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gender and Medicine in Ireland 1700-1950, Margaret H. Preston, Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh (eds);chapter 8, pp. 139-153
dc.subject Lady Dudley en_US
dc.subject medical care en_US
dc.subject public health en_US
dc.title Lady Dudley’s district nursing scheme and the congested districts board, 1903–1923 en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2020-11-13T08:54:18Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2895655
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Gender and Medicine in Ireland 1700-1950
dc.description.status Peer reviewed

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