The Socio-economic Rehabilitation of WWI Wounded at Erskine Hospitals
'They don't want your charity - they demand their chance': The socio-economic rehabilitation of WWI wounded at Erskine Hospitals
This project investigates the ways in which facilities like Erskine (originally the Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers) met the socio-economic challenges of WWI, specifically physically and vocationally rehabilitating wounded service personnel to re-join the workforce. Furthermore I am interested in how such organisations changed and adapted over time to negotiate changing economic circumstances. A portion of this work is also funded by the Centre for Business History in Scotland.
Image Credit: University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections.
Funded by: Centre for Business History in Scotland, Wellcome Trust
Main contact: Dr Jennifer Novotny
Keywords: Disability studiesFirst World WarHistory of MedicineMilitary HistoryProstheticsScotlandWarWelfare