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Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected HorseSocial Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain$
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Mark Peel

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226653631

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.001.0001

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The Man with the Repulsive Face

The Man with the Repulsive Face

(p.95) Chapter 9 The Man with the Repulsive Face
Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse
University of Chicago Press

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

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