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A brief history of healthcare provision in London
THE METROPOLITAN ASYLUMS BOARD (MAB)
miseris succurrere disco
(I learn to succour the distressed)
MAB's initial responsibility in 1867 was to provide specialised accommodation for fever and smallpox patients, certain types of mental cases, and sick children with long-term ailments or those convalescing.
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Ayers GM 1971 England's First State Hospitals and the Metropolitan Asylums Board 1867-1930. London, Wellcome Instiute of the History of Medicine.
Powell A 1930 The Metropolitan Asylums Board and Its Work 1867-1930. London, Metropolitan Asylums Board.
Rivett G 1986 The Development of the London Hospital System. London, King's Fund Publishing Office.
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