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when was the Royal Commission on the Health of the Army established?
1857
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established in response to?
crimean war
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what did they warn about levels of venereal infection in and out of army?
higher rates for soldiers and sailors than ordinary men
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what were the recommendations made by the committee to solve this?
trick question!!! there were none
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instead specified what should be ended?
medical checks on soldiers for venereal diseases
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why?
created loss of respect among troops
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in what year did they abandon frequent medical checks?
1859
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why?
men were hostile to such invasive examinations
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what kind of department did the 1857 committee recommend apointment of?
statistical department
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to report anually on?
health of the army
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what area of army health did they uncover alarmingl statistics on?
spread venereal diseases
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in 1860 what % army hospital admissions were bc of vd?
37
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with next largest cause being?
common fevers
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at what %?
25%
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on avg how many out of every 1000 soldiers were in hospital bc of vd?
105
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how many troops were there in the home army?
60,000
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how many of thiose a day were inactive as a result of vd?
586
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in response gov set up committee in 1862 to do what?
inv how venereal diseases within army could be prevented
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who was the central advocate of this committee?
nightingale
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she was instrumental in selecting which two things for this committee?
members + questions
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what did she hope to publicise?
problem of venereal diseases in the armed forces
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what did she want the committee to recommend to stop vd?
army purify itself morally and end reliance on prostitution
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what did she definitely not want the committee to suggest?
gov start regulating prostitutes
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what country's example did sir john liddell instead look to?
france
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where since 1802 state regulated prostitution how?
regular medical examinations of women
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went against nightingale and argued what?
state should regulate prostitution by regular check ups
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how did nightingale view this practice?
disgusting infringement of prostitutes rights
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sugg soldiers might be persuaded to regulate own health if?
army issued penalties for concealing (not contracting!) vd
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what were the two official reccomendations of 1862 committee?
lock hospitals / army sanctions
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what type of lock hospitals were suggested?
volunteer ones
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however, who especially rose objections to proposal?
william gladstone
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what was gov reaction to committee?
ignored
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