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Identifying Hospital Huts of the Great War

Originally posted on Building Our Past:
An open-air ward at the First Eastern Hospital in Cambridge. The men in the foreground are wearing ‘hospital blues’. One of my current preoccupations, which will contribute to a Historic England project about the home…

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Image of the Week: Tuberculosis sanatorium

Some of the most distinctive hospital buildings.

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Refitting a Hospital during the Great War

The Royal Ear Hospital. The new hospital on Huntley Street, for which Duveen donated the princely sum of £50,000, is due for demolition.

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Seminars on the history of mental health nursing

Originally posted on h-madness:
The Royal College of Nursing launches a new exhibition Out of the Asylum: The History of Mental Health Nursing, on display from 5 October to 4 March 2016 at the Library and Heritage Centre, London. An…

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Solarium Court – A Southwark Blue Plaque Candidate

Originally posted on Running Past:
Solarium Court, formerly part of the pioneering Bermondsey Health Centre, has been nominated for a Southwark blue plaque to recognise its contribution to local history particularly in relation to tuberculosis.  The ground-breaking work done there…

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Call for Papers – Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Originally posted on h-madness:
Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 1885-98. © Wellcome Library, London 15-16 April 2016 Birkbeck, University of London In 1921, Dr Montagu Lomax published a searing indictment of Prestwich Asylum exposing an entrenched sub-culture of malpractice, negligence…

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The Cancer Hospital

Originally posted on The Library Time Machine:
It was about this time last year that I had to visit Accident and Emergency at the Chelsea Westminster Hospital in Fulham Road which resulted in a blog post about the history of…

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