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Ill at Home vs Hospital: Survival and Physiological Stress Comparison of Medieval England

White, S.D. (2020) Ill at Home vs Hospital: Survival and Physiological Stress Comparison of Medieval England. In: American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Program of the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologist. 171 (S69). p. 307. Wiley (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:84489)

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Abstract

During the 11th to 16th centuries, catastrophic events and adverse environmental conditions caused people in England to become ill. Lower status individuals who became ill were cared for by family or sought out a hospital. This study compared age-at-death, biological sex, and linear enamel hypoplasia between individuals associated with a hospital and almshouse from Chichester and lay cemeteries from Gloucester and Pontefract, England. Linear enamel hypoplasia was analyzed to identify the relationship between childhood stress and age-at-death of individuals from St. James and St. Mary Magdalene Hospital (n=34) and Almshouse (n=56), Box Lane (n=34), and Blackfriars (n=56) cemeteries. The results show no significant differences were found between the age distributions of individuals from the hospital and lay cemeteries (P > 0.05) and and age distributions and linear enamel hypoplasia (P > 0.05). Also, the survival curves display that the individuals from the hospital were more likely to survive before the age of 30, whereas, lay males with linear enamel hypoplasia were more likely to survive compared to lay and hospital females and hospital males. This study provides preliminary insight on demographic comparison of individ-uals being ill under the care of family and hospitals during the medieval period in England.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Thomasina White
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 13:04 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/84489 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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