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Boston's Pauper Institutions
Life in the almshouses may be monotonous, but on the physical side it rises to a far greater plane than the majority of the inmates ever knew before coming to them. But in these institutions there are two distinct classes, which maybe designated as the worthy and the unworthy, the word "worthy" being used with no reference to moral qualities. The former class comprises the aged, sick, the physically and mentally defective -- in a word, such as could not care for themselves whatever might be their opportunities for self support. The latter class includes all the rest....
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Title: Boston's Pauper Institutions
Creator: William I. Cole (author)
Date: April 1898
Format: Article
Publication: The New England Magazine
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 233-249
Keywords: Alcohol; Almshouses; Architecture; Boston, MA; Charity; Children; Cognitive Disability; Disease; Government Agencies; Immigration; Institutions; Massachusetts; Physical Disability; Policy; Poverty; Prison; Psychiatric Disability; Public Health & Welfare; Social Welfare & Communities; Social Welfare & Employment; Statistics; Tuberculosis; Urban Life
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations