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Confronting the legacies of empire, disability and the Victorians
Esme Cleall

deaf community, claiming to have always ‘abominated’ sign language, which he considered beneath him. 12 Social class as well as disability shaped Kitto's early experiences. He came from a family deeply impoverished due to his father's alcoholism, and he spent his childhood and adolescence in and out of workhouses. Kitto's first engagement with the British Empire came from his role as a missionary for the evangelical Church Missionary Society (CMS), under whose auspices he travelled to Malta in June

in Disability and the Victorians
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Sokhieng Au and Anne Cornet

medical services provided by the Protestant Church. In fact, in Ruanda-Urundi, Protestant societies such as the Church Missionary Society or the Seventh-Day Adventists could only obtain entry into the mandated territories by creating modern hospitals. 24 Expansion Under the CFS, many doctors continued to be career soldiers, who seemed more willing to

in Medical histories of Belgium