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Fillers A memorable period

A small United Nations

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1468
  1. Om P Sharma, professor of medicine
  1. Los Angeles

    In King's Cross in London in 1856 a small independent, voluntary hospital assembled in a modest house, 11 York Way. Sherard Freeman Statham, assistant surgeon at University College, founded the institution and named it the Great Northern Hospital. On 17 July 1888 the hospital moved to a new building in the Holloway Road and was formally opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales. It received a royal charter on 2 November 1921. On its first centenary the hospital had 279 beds and a bustling outpatient department. The later half of the present century saw the Royal Northern Hospital transform into a major centre of clinical excellence and postgraduate education. The reputation was …

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