The Man with the Repulsive Face

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780226653631
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226653662 | DOI:
The Man with the Repulsive Face

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This chapter examines the social work of the Charity Organization Society in London, focusing on the cause of a man with a repulsive face who was denied assistance for the treatment of his facial rashes. It suggests that this case established how different the welfare applicants were from the charity visitors who heard their stories and tried to evaluate their problems. This chapter also highlights caseworkers' negative descriptions of the poor and even sometimes with a sense of almost ironic detachment.

Keywords: social work; Charity Organization Society; London; repulsive face; facial rashes; charity visitors; caseworkers; poor; detachment

Chapter.  2073 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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