Eggs, rags and whist drives

Popular munificence and the development of provincial medical voluntarism between the wars

Nick Hayes, Barry M. Doyle

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Drawing on hospital reports, committee minutes and the local press, this article examines the changing landscape of urban civic culture and challenges the pessimistic accounts of charitable financial support for voluntary hospitals in inter-war England. Through case studies of hospitals in four of the largest cities in the country, it assesses the extent to which voluntary resources of time and money continued to underpin day-to-day institutional income, stimulate the development of the hospitals' estates and investments, and enable hospitals to cut costs through the receipt of gifts in kind. It argues that by broadening the bases of charitable income, hospitals were freed from their dependence on the wealthy thus ensuring their transformation to modern community resources for all.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)712-740
Number of pages29
JournalHistorical Research
Volume86
Issue number234
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

Fingerprint

voluntarism
local press
income
large city
gift
resources
Provincial
Voluntarism
Rag
Egg
money
costs
community

Cite this

@article{c385bce3258a4df087af56321dd5b496,
title = "Eggs, rags and whist drives: Popular munificence and the development of provincial medical voluntarism between the wars",
abstract = "Drawing on hospital reports, committee minutes and the local press, this article examines the changing landscape of urban civic culture and challenges the pessimistic accounts of charitable financial support for voluntary hospitals in inter-war England. Through case studies of hospitals in four of the largest cities in the country, it assesses the extent to which voluntary resources of time and money continued to underpin day-to-day institutional income, stimulate the development of the hospitals' estates and investments, and enable hospitals to cut costs through the receipt of gifts in kind. It argues that by broadening the bases of charitable income, hospitals were freed from their dependence on the wealthy thus ensuring their transformation to modern community resources for all.",
author = "Nick Hayes and Doyle, {Barry M.}",
year = "2013",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1111/1468-2281.12020",
language = "English",
volume = "86",
pages = "712--740",
journal = "Historical Research",
issn = "0950-3471",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "234",

}

Eggs, rags and whist drives : Popular munificence and the development of provincial medical voluntarism between the wars. / Hayes, Nick; Doyle, Barry M.

In: Historical Research, Vol. 86, No. 234, 11.2013, p. 712-740.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Eggs, rags and whist drives

T2 - Popular munificence and the development of provincial medical voluntarism between the wars

AU - Hayes, Nick

AU - Doyle, Barry M.

PY - 2013/11

Y1 - 2013/11

N2 - Drawing on hospital reports, committee minutes and the local press, this article examines the changing landscape of urban civic culture and challenges the pessimistic accounts of charitable financial support for voluntary hospitals in inter-war England. Through case studies of hospitals in four of the largest cities in the country, it assesses the extent to which voluntary resources of time and money continued to underpin day-to-day institutional income, stimulate the development of the hospitals' estates and investments, and enable hospitals to cut costs through the receipt of gifts in kind. It argues that by broadening the bases of charitable income, hospitals were freed from their dependence on the wealthy thus ensuring their transformation to modern community resources for all.

AB - Drawing on hospital reports, committee minutes and the local press, this article examines the changing landscape of urban civic culture and challenges the pessimistic accounts of charitable financial support for voluntary hospitals in inter-war England. Through case studies of hospitals in four of the largest cities in the country, it assesses the extent to which voluntary resources of time and money continued to underpin day-to-day institutional income, stimulate the development of the hospitals' estates and investments, and enable hospitals to cut costs through the receipt of gifts in kind. It argues that by broadening the bases of charitable income, hospitals were freed from their dependence on the wealthy thus ensuring their transformation to modern community resources for all.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84886728019&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/1468-2281.12020

DO - 10.1111/1468-2281.12020

M3 - Article

VL - 86

SP - 712

EP - 740

JO - Historical Research

JF - Historical Research

SN - 0950-3471

IS - 234

ER -