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Battle-scarredMortality, medical care and military welfare in the British Civil Wars$
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David Appleby and Andrew Hopper

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526124807

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526124807.001.0001

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‘Dead Hogges, Dogges, Cats and well flayed Carryon Horses’: royalist hospital provision during the First Civil War

‘Dead Hogges, Dogges, Cats and well flayed Carryon Horses’: royalist hospital provision during the First Civil War

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(p.95) Chapter 5 ‘Dead Hogges, Dogges, Cats and well flayed Carryon Horses’: royalist hospital provision during the First Civil War
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Battle-scarred
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Eric Gruber von Arni

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526124807.003.0006

This chapter examines the philosophy and measures adopted by Charles I and his Council of War to provide hospitals and care for their army’s sick and wounded. The King’s army faced horrendous logistical, medical and environmental problems throughout the wars. His Council of War formed a centralised command system operating under the King’s autocratic personal direction. Their complete failure to coordinate an effective casualty care policy led, inevitably, to grossly insanitary living conditions and diseases. Surgical facilities were established at New Inn Hall Street and Sunningwell with an isolation hospital in Yarnton Manor. Overall, the King’s administrators adopted a very different approach towards casualty care that compared unfavourably with that of their enemies.

Keywords:   hospitals, casualties, care, doctors, nurses, disease

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