History of the Atkinson Morley's Hospital 1869-1995 by Terry Gould

By Terry Gould

The authors hint the background of Atkinson Morley's clinic from the time of its inception in 1869 to the current day. The clinic was once endowed by means of Atkinson Morley, a London lodge proprietor, who was once a member of the Board of Governors of St George's sanatorium with the purpose of supplying St George's with its personal convalescent facility, the 1st of its type within the uk. The e-book follows the existence and instances of the benefactor, the occasions best as much as the development of the convalescent clinic, and its trials and tribulations as much as the start of the second one global warfare, together with biographical information of the various eminent medical professionals who acted as traveling employees over this era. From 1942 the sanatorium went below a massive swap in use, from a convalescent facility to an the world over famous neuroscience centre. those adjustments are specific, including the personalities concerned, and those information are set opposed to their higher old context.

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Haward (1841-1921) was born in Essex, a great nephew of Francis Haward RA, the engraver and entered St. George's Medical School in 1860. After qualification he became house surgeon at the Westminster Hospital for a time before returning to St. George's Hospital. Warrington Haward's main interest was in Orthopaedic Surgery and he was appointed Assistant Surgeon to Great Ormond Street in 1870 and to St. George's Hospital 31 A HISTORY OF THE ATKINSON MORLEY'S HOSPITAL in 1875, before becoming Surgeon to the latter in 1880.

George's Hospital in 1874 and advanced to full physician status in 1876. John Cavafy, bespectacled and bearded, favouring a black jacket and pin-striped trousers was of a severe mien but he had 'a claim of manner which endeared him to seniors and juniors alike'. Although a general physician he had a keen interest in diseases of the skin and took over the Department of Dermatology from Thomas Whipham in 1882. It was said that he was 'always clear, always emphatic, very rarely dogmatic, he had few equals as a teacher of medicine'.

The patients fared less well, for not only had they been caught up in a harrowing calamity, but two of those injured in this episode subsequently died. It was not long, however, before the Wimbledon hospital was back in the spotlight. ). The mounting 29 A HISTORY OF THE ATKINSON MORLEY'S HOSPITAL costs had resulted from a considerable increase in the yearly admissions, the average for which was now running at about 800 per year. Amongst the belt-tightening measures introduced was a drastic reduction in the outlay on brandy from £51 to £7- 14s a year.

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