Did you know that to get treatment in a Victorian general hospital, a prospective patient had to be recommended as a suitable person deserving of charity? Or that the standard length of stay for in-patients was six weeks?
You can find out more about daily life in Victorian hospitals for both patients and staff in this new book. It uses original research into the records of English, Welsh and Scottish hospitals to draw a national picture of the healthcare options available for the Victorian public.
Well illustrated with 80 images, this book is ideal for anyone with a doctor, nurse or hospital/asylum patient in their family tree. It will also appeal to anyone with an interest in Victorian medical history.
Signed copies of Life in the Victorian Hospital are available direct from me. Visit the shop for more information.