1 Jan 2019, Φ Soho Medical Walk

1 Jan 2019, Φ Soho Medical Walk

Nick Black (2006 / 2009): Walking London’s Medical History. The Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd., London.

Walk 4: The Challenging Isle – Soho (p.107 ff.)

Selected items:

  • Soho Square, No. 14: “home of a pioneering figure in British nursing, Mary Seacole. Born in Jamaica in 1805… went and cared for the victims of a cholera epidemic in Panama … … Crimean War …”
  • Soho Square, No. 22: “Dispensary for the Infant Poor, the first dispensary for sick children in England … established in 1769 …moved here in 1772”
  • Soho Square, The Hospital for Women: “established … in 1842 … moved here in 1852”
  • Soho Square, No.32: Linnean Society: “the world’s oldest extant biological society …” … National Hospital for Diseases of the Heart
  • Carlisle Street, No. 38: Dispensary for Diseases of the Ear (1816)
  • Dean Street: Male Hospital, part of the London Lock Hospital
  • Dean Street, No. 42-43: Royal Dispensary for Diseases of the Ear
  • Dean Street, No. 72: Dean Street School of Anatomy
  • Great Windmill Street: Great Windmill Street School, “the first and most famous private anatomy school in London … The Scottish surgeon William Hunter established the school within months of the Company of Barber-Surgeons splitting in 1745”

Context: 3 Jan 2019, Φ Sojourn in London, 27 Dec 2018 – 3 Jan 2019