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ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7022.21 (Published 06 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:21

THE EMBARRASSMENT OF GUY'S HOSPITAL.

The authorities of Guy's Hospital are now making a determined attempt to raise a sum of pounds sterling500,000 for investment, to make good the depreciation in income from the endowments, which almost wholly consist of agricultural property. That an appeal from a great institution like Guy's is a matter of national importance is evidenced by the warm interest which the Prince of Wales is taking in the movement for re-endowment, and H.R.H. will preside on May 20th next at the only festival dinner ever held in connection with this hospital. A feature of the movement of much interest, more especially to the medical profession, is the manner in which old Guy's men and present students are rallying to the support of their Alma Mater. Already Guy's men in practice have influenced several munificent donations, while it is believed that the majority are doing something. The present members of the Medical School have voluntarily organised themselves into a collecting committee, and, if Providence helps those who help themselves, then it may safely be prophesied that Guys Hospital will not only maintain its present position, but also reopen its closed beds. (BMJ 1896;i:682.)

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