Medicine and health
On the Cusp
I had to enter the Mater Hospital in Dublin in 1956 when I was nine years old to receive medical treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Although I was unaware of the deadly nature of this disease, I knew it was a serious matter to be hospitalised.
Afterwards there were more weeks at a convalescent centre. Read more »
John Edmund Gardner was the youngest son of Thomas Gardner who described himself as an Oilman. The Gardners had been selling lamp oil at No.484 Strand for more than thirty years when John Edmund was born in 1819. They were also considerable property owners. Thomas's will made in 1837 with codicils in 1838 and 1840 mentions 35 houses both freehold and leasehold in various parts of London, including No 4 Leicester Square. John was baptised, like all his siblings at St Mar Read more »
This article, entitled 'The Penny Lancet', was written by Brian Hurwitz and Ruth Richardson. It was published in The Lancet on 18th December 2004 (Volume 364; Issue 9452). The Penny Lancet was a one penny medical magazine, sold on Holywell Street, Aldwych, in 1832. The publication included anatomical anecdotes, and offered (sometimes highly dangerous) health advice to readers.
To read about this curious magazine, click on the the images below, then - to see an enlarged version - click on 'Original' at the bottom of the image page. Read more »
Photograph from article relating to Elaine Griffiths, former King’s College London alumna, 1993
King’s College Archives (Ref: K/PC6/22), 28 October 1993, The Times, ‘Heart Surgeon urges women to join her at cutting edge!’ colour photograph of Elaine Griffiths, former King’s College London alumna, operating in theatre.
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