Care of sick children in Belfast in the nineteenth century

Calwell, H. G.
September 1979
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Sep1979, Vol. 72 Issue 9, p706
Academic Journal
The article discusses health care for sick children in the industrial town of Belfast, New Ireland in the 19th century. The industrial revolution has contributed to the rapid growth in the linen, engineering and shipbuilding industry of the town, but the large-scale migration caused serious problems in housing, water supply and sanitation. The medical needs of the town had been served by the Belfast Charitable Society since 1775.


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