Thursday, 16 February 2012

Children's hospital anniversary

Tuesday was the 160th anniversary of the opening of the Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street, London.
A blog post from the Wellcome Library marks the occasion and reminds us of the Historic Hospital Admission Registers Project.

HHARP includes details of admissions to three other children's hospitals (Evelina Hospital; the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease and and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow) arose from work to create a database of late 19th century and early 20th century admissions to Great Ormond Street.  As well as the rich details provided by these medical records, HHARP also includes histories on all the hospitals it includes records from, a handy glossay of medical terms and contextualising detail on the growth of children's hospitals in the nineteenth century.

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