|LOST HOSPITALS OF LONDON|
A brief history of healthcare provision in London
In the Middle Ages care of the sick and infirm was mainly provided by the church, in particular monastries, while almshouses were established by pious benefactors to house destitute people.
CATEGORIES OF HOSPITALS
Ayers GM 1971 England's First State Hospitals and the Metropolitan Asylums Board 1867-1930. London, Wellcome Instiute of the History of Medicine.
Barry G, Carruthers LA 2005 A History of Britain's Hospitals. Sussex, Book Guild Publishing.
Black N 2006 Walking London's Medical History. London, Royal Society of Medicine Press.
Prochaska FK 1992 Philanthropy and the Hospitals of London: The King's Fund, 1897-1990. Oxford, Clarendon Prtess.
Richardson H (ed) 1998 English Hospitals 1660-1948. A Survey of their Architecture and Design. London, Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.
Rivett G 1998 From Cradle to Grave. Fifty Years of the NHS. London, King's Fund.
Taylor J 1999 Hospital and Asylum Architecture in England 1840-1914: Building for Health Care. Leicester University Press.
www.fphm.org.uk (for a historic sweep of medical history)
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