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Medical Men, Industrial Labour and the State in Britain, 1830-50

Robert Gray
Social History
Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jan., 1991), pp. 19-43
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4285900
Page Count: 25
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Medical Men, Industrial Labour and the State in Britain, 1830-50
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Abstract

Analysis of medical commentaries on factory reform shows that divisions among practitioners in industrial towns, and their varied extra-professional affiliations are associated with stances in public debate. Medical authority was often cited in that debate, but its practical influence was limited. Nevertheless medical arguments did help shape attitudes, especially regarding childhood, adolescence and the regulation of sexuality. This was as important for the cultural formation of the middle class itself, as for any specific course of intervention in working-class conditions.

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