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dc.contributor.authorCurtis, B.
dc.contributor.authorThompson, S.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-19T15:46:31Z
dc.date.available2018-04-19T15:46:31Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-07
dc.identifier.citation'A Plentiful Crop of Cripples Made by All This Progress': Disability, Artificial Limbs and Working-Class Mutualism in the South Wales Coalfield, 1890-19481 2014, 27 (4):708 Social History of Medicine
dc.identifier.issn0951-631X
dc.identifier.issn1477-4666
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/shm/hku009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621253
dc.description.abstractHistorians of orthopaedics, artificial limbs and disability have devoted a great deal of attention to children and soldiers but have neglected to give sufficient space in their studies to industrial workers, the other patient group that has been identified as crucial to the development of these areas. Furthermore, this attention has led to an imbalanced focus on charitable and philanthropic activities as the main means of assistance and the neglect of a significant part of the voluntary sphere, the labour movement. This article, focusing on industrial south Wales, examines the efforts of workingclass organisations to provide artificial limbs and a range of other surgical appliances to workers and their family members in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It finds that a distinctive, labourist conception of disability existed which envisaged disabled workers as an important priority and one to which significant time, effort and resources were devoted.
dc.description.sponsorshipWellcome Trust
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/shm/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/shm/hku009
dc.subjectdisability
dc.subjectartificial limbs
dc.subjectlabour movement
dc.subjectmutualism
dc.subjectsouth Wales
dc.title'A Plentiful Crop of Cripples Made by All This Progress': Disability, Artificial Limbs and Working-Class Mutualism in the South Wales Coalfield, 1890-19481
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalSocial History of Medicine
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-21T15:23:34Z
html.description.abstractHistorians of orthopaedics, artificial limbs and disability have devoted a great deal of attention to children and soldiers but have neglected to give sufficient space in their studies to industrial workers, the other patient group that has been identified as crucial to the development of these areas. Furthermore, this attention has led to an imbalanced focus on charitable and philanthropic activities as the main means of assistance and the neglect of a significant part of the voluntary sphere, the labour movement. This article, focusing on industrial south Wales, examines the efforts of workingclass organisations to provide artificial limbs and a range of other surgical appliances to workers and their family members in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It finds that a distinctive, labourist conception of disability existed which envisaged disabled workers as an important priority and one to which significant time, effort and resources were devoted.


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