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Philanthropy and the Hospitals of London: The King's Fund, 1897-1990

F. K. Prochaska


British hospitals and their administration have changed dramatically since the 19th century, when the provision of medical care depended very heavily upon philanthropic bodies. The King's Fund was the leading charitable institution for the defence and development of London's voluntary hospitals before the creation of the National Health Service. Since 1948, it has worked alongside the NHS and has sought to promote good practice and innovation in health care through grants, training, and a range of o ... More

Keywords: hospitals, medical care, philanthropy, King's Fund, voluntary hospitals, National Health Service, social provision, health care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198202660
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202660.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F. K. Prochaska, author
University College, London
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