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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Dr. Joseph Rogers

1821-1889

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. Dr. Joseph Rogers Marker
Inscription.

Dr. Joseph
Rogers
Health Care
Reformer
lived here

 
Erected 1996 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 30.823′ N, 0° 7.948′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Dean Street and Bateman Street, on the right when traveling north on Dean Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 Dean Street, City of Westminster, England W1D 4PW, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Karl Marx (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Snow (within shouting distance of this marker); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (within shouting distance of this marker); William Hazlitt (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); John Logie Baird (about 90 meters away); Keith Moon (about 90 meters away); The 2i's Coffee Bar (about 120 meters away); David Bowie (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Dickens, Rogers and Miss Nightingale (Kings College London). "As a result of his work at the Strand Union Workhouse, Joseph Rogers founded two important organisations. The first was
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. Dr. Joseph Rogers Marker - Wide View
the Poor Law Medical Officers' Association - which endeavoured to organise a collective medical voice to support doctors and their patients against the ingrained neglect and/or victimisation operating under the Poor Law administration. Such an organisation was very necessary at the time. Those involved had to combat official policies which set doctors to compete against each other in offering the lowest possible cost of care, and against the shameful Poor Law rule which deducted the cost of all prescribed drugs from the doctors' own salary....The second organisation Joseph Rogers established was the Association for the Improvement of Workhouse Infirmaries, a dedicated pressure-group which began with a metropolitan focus and eventually spread nationwide." (Submitted on October 22, 2017.) 
 
Additional keywords. public health
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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