BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39388.491563.471 (Published 08 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1000

The European Doctors' Orchestra will be performing their 2007 London extravaganza on Sunday 18 November at 3 pm at the Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, in central London. Come and support Save the Children and enjoy the buzz of over 100 musical doctors from all over Europe playing Vaughan Williams' The Wasps, Schubert's ninth symphony, and Dvorak's cello concerto. For information and tickets please email Stephen Brearley at vascusurg@btconnect.com.

The Royal Northern Hospital was “loved and respected” by the citizens of a somewhat deprived part of north London from 1856 to 1992. Hamilton Bailey and Robert McNeill Love, who made medical publishing history with their surgical textbooks, both worked there. A new history by Albert Rinsler (ISBN 9780955520204) says the architects proposed the rather novel idea of three circular block wards with 20 beds in each, and the Whittington Hospital, which serves the same part of London, incorporated some of these curvy features in its recent redesign. …

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