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Patients' library in Leeds 1775

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 21 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:215
  1. Jeremy Hugh Baron, honorary professorial lecturer
  1. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

    The patients' library at the Leeds General Infirmary in 1775 had ten books. They included The Whole Duty of Man, The Great Importance of Religious Life, Ken's Directions for Prayer, and Stonehouse's Admonitions against Swearing etc. In 1783 an unknown benefactor gave 250 copies of Dr Adam's Tract on Confirmation and the Rational Communicant.

    Anning S. The general infirmary at Leeds: the first hundred years 1767-1869. Edinburgh: E & S Livingstone, 1963: 84

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