This volume of essays attempts to identify the shared experiences of disabled children and examine the key debates about their care and control. The essays follow a chronological progression while focusing on the practices in a number of different countries.

chapter |13 pages

Introduction: Disabled Children – Contested Caring

ByAnne Borsay, Pamela Dale

chapter 2|14 pages

Insanity, Family and Community in Late-Victorian Britain

ByAmy Rebok Rosenthal

chapter 7|13 pages

Treating Children with Nonpulmonary Tuberculosis in Sweden: Apelviken, c. 1900–30

ByStaffan Förhammar, Marie C. Nelson

chapter 8|13 pages

Health Visiting and Disability Issues in England Before 1948

ByPamela Dale

chapter 9|13 pages

Spanish Health Services and Polio Epidemics in the Twentieth Century: the ‘Discovery' of a New Group of Disabled People, 1920–70

ByJosé Martínez-Pérez, María Isabel Porras, María José Báguena, Rosa Ballester