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Author Romero Ruiz, María Isabel, author
Title London Lock Hospital in the nineteenth century : gender, sexuality and social reform / Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz
Imprint Bern, Switzerland : Peter Lang AG, 2014
©2014
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 Modern History Library  362.11094 R763    AVAILABLE    30550100602653
1 copy under consideration for Fu Ssu-Nien Library.
Descript viii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-209) and index
Introduction: the London Lock Hospital and Asylum and specialist hospitals in the nineteenth century -- Fallen women, prostitutes and the treatment of venereal disease in the nineteenth century -- Female patients and the Lock Hospital regulations throughout the nineteenth century -- The London Lock Hospital and the Contagious Diseases Acts: reports and accounts -- From deviancy to purity: the London Lock Asylum and moral reform -- The London Lock at the turn of the century: new perspectives on the physical and moral cure of deviant women
Based on archival research, this volume is concerned with the treatment of "fallen women" and prostitutes at the London Lock Hospital and Asylum throughout the nineteenth century. As venereally-diseased women, they were treated in the hospital for their physical ailments; those considered ripe for reform were secluded in the asylum for a moral cure. ... The volume covers notions of purity and deviancy, issues of gender and sexual identity, the social and cultural issues connected with so-called fallen women and prostitutes, and descriptions of venereal disease and treatments for women patients at the time. The Contagious Diseases Acts and their impact are examined, as are the social and cultural implications of the creation of specialised hospitals and places of moral confinement
Subject Lock Hospital (London, England) -- History -- 19th century
Sexually transmitted diseases -- Treatment -- History -- 19th century
Women -- Hospital care -- Moral and ethical aspects
Women -- Sexual behavior -- Social aspects -- History -- 19th century
Hospitals -- England -- London -- History
Prostitution -- history
Sexual Behavior -- history
Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- rehabilitation
Women's Health Services -- history
Social Control, Formal
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