Overcrowding in the wards, surgery without anaesthesia, and the danger of catching a deadly infection: this was the experience of a sick person in hospital in the 1830s [...].
Yet in the course of the Victorian period hospitals changed and standards improved, so that by 1900, hospitals offered some hope of a cure and were places to which seriously ill patients expected to go. The building of more hospitals, improvements in their design and progress in the science of medicine all contributed to this development. (Mitton 5)
Hospitals in London
- St Thomas' Hospital, by Henry Currey
- University College Hospital, by Alfred Waterhouse
- University College Hospital (history)
- Clarence Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, by William Emerson
- Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children
- East London Hospital for Children in Shadwell
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital Building
- Bethlem Royal Hospital (Bedlam), later the Imperial War Museum
- The (former) Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich
- The Prince of Wales laying the foundation-stone of the new wing of the London Hospital
- The Lying-In Hospital, Newcastle, by John Dobson
- Leeds General Infirmary, by George Gilbert Scott
- Sir Titus Salt's Hospital, Saltaire, by Lockwood & Mawson
- Cardiff Royal Infirmary, by Edwin Seward
- Shaftesbury Square Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
- The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Berkshire
- The City Lunatic Asylum, near Dartford
- Holloway Sanatorium, now in Surrey
- The Barry Family: A Victorian Architectural Dynasty and Great Ormond Street
- Medicine and Public Health
Cherry, Steven. Medical Services and the Hospitals in Britain, 1860-1939. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Mitton, Lavinia. The Victorian Hospital. 2nd ed. Botley, Oxford: Shire, 2008.
Peterson, M. Jeanne. The Medical Profession in Mid-Victorian London. Berkley & London: University of California Press, 1978.
Smith, Francis B. The People's Health: 1830-1910. London: Croom Helm, 1979.
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