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E. Benson, “Education in York,” 94. 31. UK House of Commons, “Digest of parochial returns,” Sessional Papers, 1819, vol. 9, no. 2, 1075. 32. On the attraction of schooling in general, Sunday schools in particular, for workingclass parents “dedicated to self-respect and respectability,” see Thompson, Rise of Respectable Society, 139–41. 33. Van Zwanenberg, “Apothecaries in Suffolk,” 141, 149; Loudon, GP, 29–31. 34. S. Snow, JS-EMP, 37, 71–72. For typical occupations of the fathers of medical apprentices, see Loudon, GP, 256–59.
Samuel Knott, who lectured on the theory and practice of medicine; Mr. John Fife, who lectured on surgery; and Mr. Alexander Fraser, who gave lectures on anatomy and physiology. The educational premises were less than ideal; there was no library, the pathology museum contained few specimens, and there was no dissecting room. Anatomical material was, in any case, hard to come by, despite the Anatomy Act of 1832, which had “awarded the medical profession rights to ‘unclaimed bodies,’ ” usually from workhouses and hospitals.
20 Public meant that a school received substantial funding and direction from external sources such as religious organizations, local government authorities, and philanthropies. In York, for example, there were day schools administered by the Church of England and a Blue Coat Charity School. 24 John Dodsworth, an ironmonger, founded three schools in York and established endowments that paid a teacher to instruct poor boys in reading and writing free of charge. In this respect Dodsworth Schools were philanthropic charities, but because parents paid fees for their children to be taught some subjects as well as the fact that the schools were administered locally by parish officials rather than centrally by the Anglican Church, Dodsworth Schools were private schools by contemporary standards.