Gender, Sexuality and Social Reform
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. The book provides a complete picture of the Lock Hospital and Asylum and is an important contribution to the history of hospitals in the Victorian period.
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A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.
Library of Congress Control Number: 2014936829
Cover image: Plate showing the Lock Hospital in the nineteenth century. Engraving by W. Walker from drawing by Thos. B. Sheperd, uncatalogued, the Library, Royal College of Surgeons of England.
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