The Friends of Barnes Hospital have recently published 'Founded on Fever, Fostered by Friends', a book about the History of Barnes Hospital. The author, Sandra Hempel, has skillfully woven together the hospitals varied and fascinating past from the official records with anecdotes and memories form many people who have been associated with the hospital over the years.
We’ve Been Here Before
The community is at serious risk from deadly epidemics. There are no effective treatments; the main strategy is to isolate suspected cases to try to contain the spread. This was the Richmond are in the late 1880s when the authorities proposed opening a fever hospital in Mortlake, to the horror of the local residents. The diseases in question were diphtheria and scarlet fever.
Now, in 2020, as the old Barnes Hospital site faces a new future, the Friends of Barnes Hospital have published a fascinating history of the institution. Based on extensive research in the archives and with conversations with former patients and staff, the story traces the hospital's controversial beginnings through the good times and the bad, until the present day
To obtain a copy, at £10 per copy including postage, either download a request form here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07928 650077
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