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The Socio-economic Rehabilitation of WWI Wounded at Erskine Hospitals

The Socio-economic Rehabilitation of WWI Wounded at Erskine Hospitals

Funded by:  Centre for Business History in Scotland, Wellcome Trust

Main contact:  Dr Jennifer Novotny

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'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.