Looking Out from the Asylum: Deathbeds, Distribution, and Diversity
The ‘mixed economy of care’ for children with mental impairments is the focus in Chap. 4. The chapter considers the role and purpose of the asylum for this particularly vulnerable patient population. It examines institutional relationships, particularly in urban areas to demonstrate that a range of outcomes were available to children. Additionally it explores intra-regional relationships between Poor Law Unions and asylums to identify the varying attitudes that occurred at local levels.