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Hospital, 1922.

Date
1972
  • Videos

About this work

Description

Dramatic historical reconstruction of a day in the life of the now-demolished Charing Cross Hospital in the Autumn of 1922, made half-a-century later on the occasion of the Hospital's removal to its present site at Hammersmith. Reconstructs the medical and surgical treatment of conditions as varied as diphtheria, tuberculosis, chronic heart failure, a duodenal ulcer, pernicious anaemia and venereal disease, and highlights the cumulative effects of poverty, overcrowding, poor housing and sanitation on the health of the hospitals mainly poor, working-class "charity" patients.

Publication/Creation

[London?] : BBC-TV, 1972.

Physical description

2 videocassettes (VHS) (50 min. each) : sound, color, PAL.

Series

Notes

First broadcast 27 October 1972. Of great interest to historians of twentieth-century medicine, surgery and health conditions.

Copyright note

BBC-TV.

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • Copy 1

    LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores
    545V
  • Copy 2

    LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores
    545V

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