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East London Industries.

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Pages: 78

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: General Books LLC (19 Jan. 2012)

By: William Glenny Crory (Author)

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... Having had the privilege of being shewn over this Hospital in '75, I contributed a summary of the results to the East London Observer. I now condense what I then said into the following statement of facts: The Hospital is situated in the most appropriate part of of London, being at the door of the workshops of the Metropolis, or at least by far the greatest number of them. The conduct of the House Department, under Mr. W. J. Nixon, is without apparent possibility of improvement, whilst the Medical and Surgical Departments are also in such hands as render nothing to be regretted--a remark which applies to the Samaritan Branch. The whole is under the able guidance of a Committee of which Mr. (now Sir) Edmund Hay Currie is chairman. Cooking is done economically. The food is the best of its kind, and its distribution among the patients is so conducted that each gets what is most suitable, and always to time and in comfort. The wards are well ventilated, and very orderly: and the nurses, as a class, deserve all praise. Accidents are promptly attended to. When deaths occur decent burial if necessary is also given. Children are taken in. There is a large Dispensary attached, and now that the Grocers' Wing is opened it would seem as if for a time all that-could be desired is attained. Special wards are provided for Jews--a most praiseworthy proceeding. But as London grows this Hospital must keep enlarging: and this fact can never be lost sight of by the public without culpable neglect of a matter which concerns everybody. As my object is to place this Institution fairly before the public, with a view to its becoming more liberally supported--it has never yet received its full deserts--I cannot do better than quote from the Preface to the Eeport for 1876:--'Specia...

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