Hospitals & Dispensaries: Bibliography

This page provides a list of books, articles and theses about hospitals, infirmaries and dispensaries which were established before 1900. Click on an English county in the table below or click on Scotland or Wales to get to the relevant part of the list. Web links have been provided for the very small number of books and articles available online.  

If you are aware of any relevant publications not on this list, please send details via the contact page.

A – C D – G H – K L – N O – T U – Z
Bedfordshire Derbyshire Hampshire Lancashire Oxfordshire Warwickshire
Berkshire Devon Herefordshire Leicestershire Rutland Westmorland
Buckinghamshire Dorset Hertfordshire Lincolnshire Shropshire Wiltshire
Cambridgeshire Durham Huntingdonshire London/Middlesex Somerset Worcestershire
Cheshire Essex Kent Norfolk Staffordshire Yorkshire
Cornwall Gloucestershire Northamptonshire Suffolk
Cumberland Northumberland Surrey
Nottinghamshire Sussex

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BEDFORDSHIRE

Bedford Eye Dispensary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Bedford General Hospital

Cashman, Bernard (1988): Private charity and the public purse. The development of Bedford General Hospital: 1794-1988 (Bedford: North Bedfordshire Health Authority).

Bute Hospital (formerly Luton Cottage Hospital)

Currie, Margaret Rosetta (1982): Hospitals in Luton and Dunstable: an illustrated history (published by the author).

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BERKSHIRE

Royal Berkshire Hospital (Reading)

Dormer, E. W. (1937): The story of the Royal Berkshire Hospital, 1837-1937 (Reading: Poynder Press).

Windsor Royal Dispensary & Infirmary

McAuley, J. E. (1960): The hospital at Windsor: a brief history of Windsor Dispensary and Infirmary and King Edward VII Hospital, 1818-1939 (Windsor: Oxley & Son).

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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Cambridge)

Rook, Arthur, Carlton, Margaret & Cannon, W. Graham (1991): The history of Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge (Cambridge University Press).

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CHESHIRE

Birkenhead Eye & Ear Dispensary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Chester (Royal) Infirmary

Levene, Alysa; Reinarz, Jonathan & Williams, Andrew (2012): Child patients, hospitals and the home in eighteenth-century England, Family & Community History, 15 (1): 15-33.

Mumford, Enid M. (1956): Chester Royal Infirmary, 1756-1956 (Chester & District Hospital Management Committee).

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CORNWALL

Royal Cornwall Hospital (Truro)

Andrews, C. T. (1975): The first Cornish hospital (privately printed).

West Cornwall Dispensary & Infirmary (Penzance)

Edwards, Edward Charles (1974): A history of the West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance, supplement by W.H. St. John-Brooks (Penzance: publisher unknown).

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CUMBERLAND

Cumberland Infirmary (Carlisle)

Galloway, Thomas McLaren (1982): The Cumberland Infirmary: a short history of the Cumberland Infirmary (published by the infirmary?).

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DERBYSHIRE

Derbyshire General Infirmary (Derby)

Elliott, Paul (2000): The Derbyshire General Infirmary and the Derby philosophers: the application of industrial architecture and technology to medical institutions in early-nineteenth-century England, Medical History, 46: 65-92. Online.

Leveaux, V. M. (1999): The history of the Derbyshire General Infirmary, 1810-1894 (Cromford: Scarthin Books).

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DEVON

(Royal) Devon & Exeter Hospital

Harris, John Delpratt (1922): The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Exeter: Hospital Committee and Eland Brothers).

Howie, W. B. (1973): Consumer reaction: a patient’s view of hospital life in 1809, British Medical Journal, 3: 534-36.

Loudon, I. S. L. (1981): Leg ulcers in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 31: 263-73.

Knox, A. & Gardner-Thorpe, C. (2008): The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, 1741-2006 (privately printed).

Russell, Patrick M. G. (1976): A history of the Exeter Hospitals, 1170-1948 (Exeter Medical Postgraduate Institute): 20-75.

Devonport & Stonehouse General Dispensary & Institution for Diseases of the Eye & Ear (Devonport)

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Exeter Dispensary

Russell, Patrick M. G. (1976): A history of the Exeter Hospitals, 1170-1948 (Exeter Medical Postgraduate Institute): 92-101.

Plymouth Royal Eye Infirmary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

West of England Eye Infirmary (Exeter)

Russell, Patrick M. G. (1976): A history of the Exeter Hospitals, 1170-1948 (Exeter Medical Postgraduate Institute): 102-19.

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

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DORSET

Dorset County & Weymouth (Royal) Eye Infirmary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Dorset County Hospital (Dorchester)

Acland, John Edward (1902): A short history of the Dorset County Hospital (Dorchester: Henry Ling).

Collyer, Mark (2015): Dorset County Hospital: 175 years of rural healthcare (Dorchester: Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust).

Yeatman Hospital (Sherborne)

Cockburn, E. & Gordon, J. E. (1966): A century of service. The story of the Yeatman Hospital, 1866-1966 (Sherborne: Friends of the Yeatman Hospital).

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DURHAM

Sunderland Eye Infirmary

Robinson, William (1936): The centenary history of the Durham County and Sunderland Eye Infirmary, 1836-1936 (Sunderland: Robert Youll).

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Sunderland Royal Infirmary

Robinson, William (1934): The story of the Royal Infirmary, Sunderland: set in its social and historical background (Sunderland: Hills).

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ESSEX

Essex & Colchester Hospital

Penfold, John B. (1984): The history of the Essex County Hospital, Colchester (previously the Essex and Colchester Hospital), 1820-1948 (published by the author).

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Bristol dispensaries (various)

Saunders, Charles John Godfrey (1965): The United Bristol Hospitals (publisher unknown): 77-79 and appendix 2.

Bristol Dispensary for the Cure of Complaints of the Eye

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Bristol Eye Hospital (Bristol Ophthalmic Hospital)

Marmion, V. (1987): The Bristol Eye Hospital: a monograph (publisher unknown).

Saunders, Charles John Godfrey (1960): The Bristol Eye Hospital (publisher unknown).

Saunders, Charles John Godfrey (1965): The United Bristol Hospitals (publisher unknown): 39-42.

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Bristol General Hospital

Gorsky, Martin (1999): Patterns of philanthropy: charity and society in nineteenth-century Bristol (Woodbridge: Boydell Press): passim, especially pp. 151-52; see also pp. 198-200 (on voting habits of faculty).

Odery Symes, John (1932): A short history of the Bristol General Hospital (Bristol: John Wright).

Saunders, Charles John Godfrey (1965): The United Bristol Hospitals (publisher unknown): passim, especially pp. 24-32.

Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Saunders, Charles John Godfrey (1960): The Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children (publisher unknown).

Saunders, Charles John Godfrey (1965): The United Bristol Hospitals (publisher unknown): passim, especially pp. 43-46.

Bristol Maternity Hospital

Saunders, Charles John Godfrey (1965): The United Bristol Hospitals (publisher unknown): 52-54.

Bristol (Royal) Infirmary

Alford, Henry (1890): The Bristol Infirmary in my student days, 1822-1828, Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Journal, 8(29): 165-91. Online.

Boss, B. (1995): The Bristol Infirmary 1761-2 and the ‘laborious-industrious poor’ (PhD. thesis, University of Bristol).

Clarke, C. (1985): Bristol Royal Infirmary. A personal study written to commemorate the first 250 years 1735-1985 (Portishead Press & United Bristol Hospitals).

Fissell, Mary Elizabeth (1991): Patients, power and the poor in eighteenth century Bristol (Cambridge University Press), especially chapters 4-7.

Gorsky, Martin (1999): Patterns of philanthropy: charity and society in nineteenth-century Bristol (Woodbridge: Boydell Press): passim, especially pp. 120-22 (which includes a critique of Fissell and Boss) and appendix 2; see also pp. 171-72 (on female subscribers); pp. 180-81 (on hospital managers’ occupations); pp. 198-200 (on voting habits of faculty).

Levene, Alysa; Reinarz, Jonathan & Williams, Andrew (2012): Child patients, hospitals and the home in eighteenth-century England, Family & Community History, 15 (1): 15-33.

Loudon, I. S. L. (1981): Leg ulcers in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 31: 263-73.

Munro Smith, G. (1917): A history of the Bristol Royal Infirmary (Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith). Online.

Prichard, James Cowles (1820): A history of the epidemic fever, which prevailed in Bristol, during the years 1817, 1818, and 1819, founded on reports of St. Peter’s Hospital and the Bristol Infirmary (London & Bristol: printed for John & Arthur Arch; sold by Norton & Son).

Saunders, Charles John Godfrey (1965): The United Bristol Hospitals (publisher unknown): passim, especially pp. 11-23 and 30-32.

Cheltenham & Gloucestershire Ophthalmic Infirmary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Cheltenham Eye, Ear & Throat Infirmary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Gloucestershire Eye Institution

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Gloucester Infirmary

Frith, B. (1961): The story of Gloucester’s infirmary, compiled on the occasion of the bicentenary of the opening, 18th July, 1761 (Gloucester, Stroud & the Forest Hospital Management Committee).

Whitcombe, George (1903): The general infirmary at Gloucester and the Gloucestershire eye institution: its past and present (Gloucester: John Bellows).

Redland General Dispensary for Women & Children & Dispensary for Diseases of the Eye & Ear (Bristol)

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Winford Orthopaedic Hospital (Bristol)

Anon. (1976): History of Winford Orthopaedic Hospital: a hundred years of orthopaedic care, 1876 to 1976 (Bristol: Winford Orthopaedic Hospital).

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HAMPSHIRE

(Royal) Hampshire County Hospital (Winchester)

Carpenter Turner, Barbara (1986): History of the Royal Hampshire County Hospital (London: Phillimore & Co.).

Moxley, Cyril (1986): Cathedral, college, and hospital: an account of the chaplaincy of the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, 1736-1986 (published by the author).

(Royal) Isle of Wight Infirmary (Ryde)

Laidlaw, E. F. (1994): The History of the Isle of Wight Hospitals (Newport: Cross Publishing).

Portsmouth & Southern Counties Eye & Ear Hospital

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

(Royal) South Hampshire Hospital (Southampton)

Watson, Dorothy M. (1979): Proud heritage: a history of the Royal South Hants Hospital, 1838-1971 (Southampton: G. F. Wilson & Co.).

Southampton Children’s Hospital

Williamson, David A. J. (1990): Ninety years of service: a history of Southampton Children’s Hospital, 1884-1974 (publisher unknown).

Southampton Free Eye Hospital

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

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HEREFORDSHIRE

Hereford General Infirmary

Adams, Jane M. (2003): The mixed economy for medical services in Herefordshire, c. 1770-c. 1850 (PhD. thesis, University of Warwick) – see particularly chapter 4. Online.

Langford, A. W. (1959): The history of Hereford General Hospital, Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalist’s Field Club, 36: 149-60.

Victoria Eye Hospital (Hereford)

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

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HERTFORDSHIRE

Hertford County Hospital

Heath, Cyril (1983): Hertford County Hospital: 150 years of healing (publisher unknown).

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HUNTINGDONSHIRE

Huntingdon County Hospital

Threlfall, John Haughton (1981?): The story of Huntingdon County Hospital (Cambridge: East Anglian Regional Health Authority).

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KENT

Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Hall, F. Marcus, Stevens, Richard S. & Wyman, John (1987): The Kent and Canterbury Hospital, 1790-1987 (Canterbury: Kent Postgraduate Medical Centre).

Maidstone Opththalmic Hospital

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Royal Sea Bathing Hospital (Margate)

St. Clair Strange, Frederick Griffiths (1991): The history of the Royal Sea Bathing Hospital, Margate, 1791-1991, with a chapter on the League of Friends of the Royal Sea Bathing Hospital by P. R. Wright and a note on the chapel by T. G. Thomas (Rainham: Meresborough Books).

Tunbridge Wells Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

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LANCASHIRE

Blackburn & East Lancashire Royal Infirmary

Anon. (1966): A history of Blackburn and East Lancashire Royal Infirmary, 1865-1965 (Blackburn & District Hospital General Management Committee).

Liverpool Dispensary

Loudon, I. S. L. (1981): Leg ulcers in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 31: 263-73.

Liverpool Ear & Eye Infirmary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Liverpool (Royal) Infirmary

Brewer, Clifford (1980): A brief history of Liverpool Royal Infirmary 1887-1978 (Liverpool Area Health Authority).

McLoughlin, George (1978): A short history of the first Liverpool Infirmary, 1749-1824 (London: Phillimore & Co.).

Liverpool Institution for Curing Diseases of the Eye

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Manchester (Royal) Infirmary

Brockbank, Edward Mansfield (1904): Sketches of the lives and work of the honorary medical staff of the Manchester Infirmary from its foundation in 1752 to 1830 when it became the Royal Infirmary (Manchester University Press). Online.

Brockbank, William (1952): Portrait of a hospital, 1752–1948. To commemorate the bi-centenary of the Royal Infirmary, Manchester (London: William Heinemann).

Brockbank, William (1965): The honorary medical staff of the Manchester Royal Infirmary, 1830-1948 (Manchester University Press).

Brockbank, William (1970): The history of nursing at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, 1752-1929 (Manchester University Press).

Levene, Alysa; Reinarz, Jonathan & Williams, Andrew (2012): Child patients, hospitals and the home in eighteenth-century England, Family & Community History, 15 (1): 15-33.

Renaud, F. (1898): A short history of the rise and progress of the Manchester Royal Infirmary from the year 1752 to 1877 (Manchester: J. E. Cornish).

Thompson, Carolyn (1989): A history of men in general nursing with special reference to Manchester Royal Infirmary (MSc. thesis, University of Manchester).

Preston (Royal) Infirmary

Wilkinson, John (1987):­ Preston’s Royal Infirmary: a history of health care in Preston, 1809-1986 (Preston: Carnegie).

Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Blacktop, John G. (1995): In times of need: the history and origin of the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (published by the author).

Royal Southern Hospital (Liverpool)

MacAlister, Charles John (1936): The origin and history of the Liverpool Royal Southern Hospital, with personal reminiscences (Liverpool: W.B. Jones).

St. Anne’s Dispensary & Eye & Ear Institution for the Eastern Division of the Town (Liverpool)

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

St. Mary’s Hospital (Manchester)

Bride, John Webster (1922): A short history of the St. Mary’s Hospital, Manchester and the honorary medical staff from the foundation in 1790 to 1922 (Manchester: Sheratt & Hughes).

St. Paul’s Eye & Ear Hospital (Liverpool)

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Southport General Infirmary

Briscoe, John (1970): Southport General Infirmary: a history of its foundation and progress, 1870-1970 (Southport: Lowes).

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LEICESTERSHIRE

Leicester (Royal) Infirmary

Frizelle, Ernest Reginald & Martin, Janet (1971): The Leicester Royal Infirmary, 1771-1971 (Leicester No.1 Hospital Management Committee).

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LINCOLNSHIRE

Lincoln County Hospital

Sympson, Thomas (1878): A short account of the old and of the new Lincoln County Hospitals (Lincoln: James Williamson). Online.

Stamford & Rutland General Infirmary

Anon. (1879): History of the Stamford and Rutland General Infirmary (publisher unknown).

Rogers, Alan & Quinlan, John (1978): A short history of the Stamford and Rutland General Hospital [1828-1978] (The Friends of the Stamford Hospitals).

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LONDON/MIDDLESEX

Fulham Hospital

Wyman, Arthur Lewis (1988): Medicine in the parish of Fulham from the fourteenth century: Fulham Hospital, 1884 (London: Fulham & Hammersmith Historical Society).

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Higgins, Thomas Twistington (1952): Great Ormond Street, 1852-1952 (Watford: Oldhams Press Ltd.).

Guy’s Hospital

Bettaney, G. T. & Wilks, S. (1892): A biographical history of Guy’s Hospital (London: Ward, Lock, Bowden & Co.).

Cameron, Hector C. (1954): Mr. Guy’s Hospital, 1726-1948 (London: Longmans, Green).

Ripman, Hujohn A. (ed.) (1951): Guy’s Hospital, 1725-1948 (London: Adprint).

Waddington, Keir (1995): The nursing dispute at Guy’s Hospital, 1879-1880, Social History of Medicine, 8(2): 211-30.

(Royal) London Hospital (Whitechapel)

Clark-Kennedy, Archibald Edmund (1962): The London: a study in the voluntary hospital system, vol. 1: 1740-1840 (London: Pitman Medical Publishing).

Clark-Kennedy, Archibald Edmund (1962): The London: a study in the voluntary hospital system, vol. 2: 1840-1948 (London: Pitman Medical Publishing).

Clark-Kennedy, Archibald Edmund (1979): London pride: the story of a voluntary hospital (London: Hutchinson Bentham).

Morris, E. W. (1910): A history of the London Hospital (London: Arnold). Online.

Morris, E. W. (1926): A history of the London Hospital (London: Arnold). It is not clear if this is simply a reprint of Morris’s 1910 volume.

Middlesex Hospital

Loudon, I. S. L. (1981): Leg ulcers in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 31: 263-73.

Saunders, Hilary St. George (1949): The Middlesex Hospital, 1745-1948 (London: M. Parish).

Wilson, E. (1845): The history of the Middlesex Hospital (London: Churchill).

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Law, Frank W. (1975): The history and traditions of the Moorfields Eye Hospital: being a continuation of Treacher Collins’ history of the first hundred years (London: H. K. Lewis).

Treacher Collins, Edward (1929): The history and traditions of the Moorfields Eye Hospital: one hundred years of ophthalmic discovery and development (London: H. K. Lewis).

National Hospital for Diseases of the Heart

Whitney, Robert (1957): The place of hearts: being a history of the National Hospital for Diseases of the Heart, 1857-1957 (London: publisher unknown).

Royal Free Hospital

Cullen, Lynsey T. (2010): Patient case records of the Royal Free Hospital, Wellcome History, 45: 8-9.

Cullen, Lynsey T. (2012): Patient case records in medical and family history: examining the records of the Royal Free Hospital, Family & Community History, 15(1): 3-14.

Cullen, Lynsey T. (2013): The first lady almoner: the appointment, position, and findings of Miss Mary Stewart at the Royal Free Hospital, 1895–99, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 68(4): 551-82.

Royal Northern Hospital (formerly the Great Northern Hospital)

Jewesbury, Eric C. O. (1956): The Royal Northern Hospital, 1856-1956. The story of one hundred years’ work in north London (London: H. K. Lewis & Co.).

St. Bartholomew’s Hospital

Moore, Norman (1918): The history of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, vol. 1: to the reign of Richard III (London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.). Online.

Moore, Norman (1918): The history of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, vol. 2: to 1918 (London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.). Online.

Power, Sir D’Arcy & Waring, H. J. (1923): A short history of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, 1123-1923: past and present (London: printed for the hospital by C. Whittingham & Griggs Ltd.). Online.

Waddington, Keir (2003): Medical education at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, 1123-1995 (Woodbridge: Boydell Press).

St. George’s & St. James’s Dispensary

Loudon, I. S. L. (1981): Leg ulcers in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 31: 263-73.

St. George’s Hospital

Bloomfield, J. (1933): St. George’s Hospital, 1733-1933 (London: Medici Society).

St. Mark’s Hospital

Granshaw, Lindsay (1985): St. Mark’s Hospital, London: a social history of a specialist hospital (London: King’s Fund Historical Series).

St. Peter’s Hospital for Stone

Morson, Clifford (1960): St. Peter’s Hospital for Stone, 1860-1960 (London: E. & S. Livingstone Ltd.).

Williams, David Innes (1982): St. Peter’s Hospitals: a century of urology in Covent Garden, 1882-1982 (London: Special Trustees of St. Peter’s Hospitals).

Westminster Hospital

Langdon-Davies, John (1952): Westminster Hospital – two centuries of voluntary service, 1719-1948 (London: J. Murray).

Humble, J. G. & Hansell, Peter (1966): Westminster Hospital, 1716-1966 (London: Pitman Medical Publishing).

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NORFOLK

Norfolk & Norwich Eye Infirmary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Norfolk & Norwich Hospital

Cherry, Steven (1972): The role of a provincial hospital: the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, 1771-1880, Population Studies, 26 (2): 291-306.

Eade, P. (1900): The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, 1770 to 1900 (London: Jarrold & Son).

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Northampton General Hospital

Levene, Alysa; Reinarz, Jonathan & Williams, Andrew (2012): Child patients, hospitals and the home in eighteenth-century England, Family & Community History, 15 (1): 15-33.

Waddy, Francis Fisher (1974): A history of the Northampton General Hospital, 1743 to 1948 (Guildhall Press for the Northampton & District Management Committee).

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NORTHUMBERLAND

Newcastle (all hospitals)

Smith, Ken & Yellowley, Tom (2017): Caring Newcastle: the history of Newcastle’s hospitals and medical school (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Tyne Bridge Publishing).

Newcastle Dispensary

Butler, Graham A. (2012): Disease, medicine and the urban poor in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, c. 1750-1850 (PhD. thesis, Newcastle University) – especially chapter 4. Online.

Newcastle Eye Hospital

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Newcastle Infirmary

Butler, Graham A. (2012): Disease, medicine and the urban poor in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, c. 1750-1850 (PhD. thesis, Newcastle University) – especially chapter 3. Online.

Funnell, W.N.; Holden, A. & Oldroyd, D. (2014): Costing in the Newcastle Infirmary, 1840-1888, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 27 (3): 465-88.

Hume, George Haliburton (1906): The history of the Newcastle Infirmary (Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Andrew Reid & Co. Ltd.). Online.

Hume, W. E. (1951): The infirmary: Newcastle upon Tyne, 1751-1951: a brief sketch (Newcastle upon Tyne: Andrew Reid & Co.).

Hume, W. E. (1954): The origin and early history of the infirmary of Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th series, 22: 72-99.

Miller, F. J. W. (1986): The infirmary on the Forth, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1753-1906, Archaeologia Aeliana, 5th series, 14: 143-67.

Royal Victoria Hospital (Newcastle)

Levene, Alysa; Reinarz, Jonathan & Williams, Andrew (2012): Child patients, hospitals and the home in eighteenth-century England, Family & Community History, 15 (1): 15-33.

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Hospital for Sick Children (Nottingham)

Crothall, Lucia (1978): Let’s begin with the children: a history of Nottingham’s Children’s Hospital, 1869-1978 (South Nottingham NHS District). Online.

Newark Town & District Hospital & Dispensary

Ringrose, Ernest (1930): The history of the Newark Town and District Hospital and Dispensary, 1840 to 1930 (no publisher details).

Nottingham & Midland Eye Infirmary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Nottingham General Dispensary

Bosworth, Ennis C. (1998): Public healthcare in Nottingham, 1750 to 1911 (D.Phil. thesis, University of Nottingham), especially chapter 5-7. Online.

Nottingham General Hospital

Bosworth, Ennis C. (1998): Public healthcare in Nottingham, 1750 to 1911 (D.Phil. thesis, University of Nottingham), especially chapter 2-4. Online.

Cameron, A. (1977): The records of Nottingham General Hospital, Society for the Social History of Medicine Bulletin, 20: 31-33.

Heeley, S. (1988): Nottingham’s General Hospital, 1782-1900, Nottinghamshire Historian, 41: 15-21.

Jacob, Frank H. (1951): A history of the General Hospital near Nottingham: open to the sick and lame poor of any county (Bristol: John Wright & Sons; London: Simpkin Marshall).

Loudon, I. S. L. (1981): Leg ulcers in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 31: 263-73.

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OXFORDSHIRE

Oxford Eye Hospital

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Radcliffe Infirmary (Oxford)

Bone, Mary (1970): Relief of the sick and lame: two hundred years of nursing at the Radcliffe Infirmary (publisher unknown).

Collingwood, Frances (1971): Bicentenary of the Radcliffe Infirmary (published by the author).

Gibson, Alexander George (1926): The Radcliffe Infirmary (Oxford University Press).

Moss, Andrew (2007): The Radcliffe Infirmary (Stroud: Tempus Publishing, Images of England).

Robb-Smith, Alastair Hamish Tearloch & Gibson, Alexander George (1970): A short history of the Radcliffe Infirmary (The Church Army Press for the United Oxford Hospitals).

Selby-Green, Jenny (c1990): The history of the Radcliffe Infirmary (Banbury: Oxon Image Publications).

Watlington Cottage Hospital

Hall, John (2012): From cottage to community hospitals: Watlington Cottage Hospital and its regional context, 1874-2000, Local Population Studies, 88: 33-49.

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RUTLAND

See under Lincolnshire for the Stamford & Rutland General Infirmary.

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SHROPSHIRE

Clun Eye & Ear Dispensary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Royal Salop Infirmary (Shrewsbury)

Bevan, Henry (1847): Records of the Salop infirmary, from the commencement of the charity to the present time (Shrewsbury: Sandford & Howell). Online.

Howie, W. B. (1961): The administration of an eighteenth-century provincial hospital: the Royal Salop Infirmary, 1747-1830, Medical History, 5(1): 34-55.

Howie, W. B. (1963): Finance and supply in an eighteenth-century hospital, 1747-1830, Medical History, 7(2): 126-46.

Keeling-Roberts, Margaret (c1981): In retrospect: a short history of the Royal Salop Infirmary (Wem: J. & M. Keeling-Roberts).

Shrewsbury Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital for Shropshire & Wales

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

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SOMERSET

Bath City Dispensary

Loudon, I. S. L. (1981): Leg ulcers in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 31: 263-73.

Bath Eye & Ear Dispensary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Bath Eye Infirmary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Bath General Hospital

Borsay, Anne (1991): Cash and conscience: financing the General Hospital at Bath 1738-1750, Social History of Medicine, 4(2): 207-29.

Borsay, Anne (1999): Patrons and governors: aspects of the social history of the Bath Infirmary, c. 1739-1830 (PhD. thesis, Lampeter University).

Borsay, Anne (1999): A middle class in the making: the negotiation of power and status at Bath’s early Georgian general infirmary, c. 1739-65, Social History, 24(3): 269-86.

Borsay, Anne (2000): An example of political arithmetic: the evaluation of spa therapy at the Georgian Bath Infirmary, 1742-1830, Medical History, 45: 149-172. Online.

Falconer, Randle Wilbraham & Brabazon, Anthony Beaufort (1888): History of the Royal Mineral Water Hospital, Bath (Bath: Charles Hallett). Online.

Rolls, Roger (1988): Hospital of the nation: story of spa medicine and the Mineral Hospital at Bath (Bath: Bird Publications).

Bridgwater Eye Dispensary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Royal United Hospital (Bath)

Clarke, K. (2001): The Royal United Hospital: a social history, 1747-1947 (Bath: Mushroom Publishing).

Craft, T. (1997): Our hospital: Royal United Hospital, Bath (publisher unknown).

Taunton & Somerset Hospital

Guy, J. R. (1986): Malachi’s Monument: the Taunton and Somerset Hospital at East Reach (Crewkerne: Roundham Press).

Taunton Eye Infirmary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

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STAFFORDSHIRE

Burton General Hospital

Bewick, Robert (1974): The history of a provincial hospital (Burton-upon-Trent: David Whitehead).

North Staffordshire Infirmary

Tomkins, Alannah (2008): ‘The excellent example of the working class’: medical welfare, contributory funding and the North Staffordshire Infirmary from 1815, Social History of Medicine, 21(1): 13-30.

Staffordshire General Infirmary

Williams, Cyril (1992): A brief history of the Staffordshire General Infirmary (Stafford: Mid-Staffordshire General Hospital).

Wolverhampton (& Midland Counties) Eye Infirmary

Anon. (1931): History of the Wolverhampton and Midland Counties Eye Infirmary [1881-1931] (Wolverhampton: A. E. Chesshire).

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

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SUFFOLK

Suffolk General Hospital (Bury St. Edmunds)

Cory, John Walter Edward (1973): A short history of the Suffolk General Hospital (Elmswell: W. W. Hawes).

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SURREY

Royal Surrey County Hospital (Guildford)

Davies, Paul Mervyn (1982): The ‘old’ Royal Surrey County Hospital, 1866-1980: an outline of its origins and development (Guildford: South West Surrey Health Authority).

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SUSSEX

Buchanan Ophthalmic & Cottage Hospital (St. Leonard’s, Hastings)

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Sussex County Hospital (Brighton)

Gaston, Harry (2008): Brighton’s County Hospital, 1828-2007 (Newhaven: Southern Editorial Services).

Sussex Eye Hospital (Brighton)

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

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WARWICKSHIRE

Birmingham Eye & Ear Infirmary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Birmingham Eye Infirmary (Birmingham & Midland Eye Hospital)

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Birmingham General Hospital

Reinarz, Jonathan (2003): The birth of a provincial hospital: the early years of the General Hospital, Birmingham, 1765-1790 (Stratford-upon-Avon: Dugdale Society).

Birmingham Teaching Hospitals

Reinarz, Jonathan (2009): Health care in Birmingham: the Birmingham Teaching Hospitals, 1779-1939 (Woodbridge: Boydell).

Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital

Tugwood, D. T. (1987): The Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, 1838-1938 (Lewes: Book Guild).

Leamington Provident Dispensary

Wilmot, John (2014): Advice and medicine for the working classes: the Leamington and Warwick provident dispensaries, Warwickshire History, 16 (1): 26-42.

Wilmot, John (2014): ‘Indeed a health resort’? Mortality at the Leamington Provident Dispensary, 1869-1913, Local Population Studies, 93: 54-67.

Southam Eye & Ear Infirmary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Warwick Provident Dispensary

Wilmot, John (2014): Advice and medicine for the working classes: the Leamington and Warwick provident dispensaries, Warwickshire History, 16 (1): 26-42.

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WESTMORLAND

Kendal Memorial Hospital (later Westmorland County Hospital)

Bingham, Elizabeth M. (1991): A history Of Kendal Memorial Hospital and Westmorland County Hospital, 1870-1991 (published by the author).

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WILTSHIRE

Salisbury Infirmary

Haskins, Charles (1922): The history of Salisbury Infirmary founded by Anthony, Lord Feversham A.D. 1760, with a foreword by the Earl of Radnor (Salisbury & District Infirmary & Hospital League/Salisbury Times).

Shemilt, P. (1992): Salisbury 200 – Salisbury Infirmary bicentenary review. An updated edition (privately printed).

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WORCESTERSHIRE

Worcester Ophthalmic Hospital

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Worcester Royal Infirmary

McMenemey, William Henry (1947): A history of Worcester Royal Infirmary (London: Press Alliances).

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YORKSHIRE

Bradford Eye & Ear Infirmary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Bradford Infirmary

Cudworth, William (1880): The Bradford Infirmary: a sketch of the history of the institution from its formation to the present time (Bradford: William Byles & Son).

Doncaster Dispensary

Marland, Hilary (1989): Doncaster Dispensary, 1792–1865: sickness, charity and society (Doncaster: Waterdale).

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Swann, G. (1973): The Doncaster Royal Infirmary, 1792-1972 (Doncaster Hospital Management Committee).

Halifax Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Hull Dispensary for Curing Diseases of the Eye & Ear

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Hull Eye & Ear Dispensary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Hull Royal (General) Infirmary

Hovell, Barry C. (1982): The Hull Royal Infirmary, 1782-1982 (Hull: Hovell & Bates).

Simpson, Henry & Page, W. G. B. (1888): The history of the Hull Royal Infirmary, with biographical notes on the physicians, surgeons and house surgeons from 1782-1887 (Hull: W. G. B. Page).

King’s Cliff Hospital & Eye & Ear Infirmary (Scarborough)

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Leeds Eye & Ear Infirmary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Leeds General Infirmary

Anon. (1917): A historical sketch of the general infirmary at Leeds, 1767-1916 (Leeds: Jackson).

Middlesbrough (all hospitals)

Doyle, Barry (2003): A history of hospitals in Middlesbrough (Middlesbrough: Gazette Media Company for South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust).

Montagu Hospital (Mexborough)

Wilson, Donald M. (1926): A short history of the Montagu Hospital, Mexborough, 1889-1925 (Mexborough: publisher unknown).

Sheffield Eye Dispensary

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Sheffield General Infirmary

Leader, John Daniel & Snell, Simeon (1897): Sheffield General Infirmary, now … the Sheffield Royal Infirmary, 1797-1897: a brief sketch of a century of work (Sheffield Infirmary Board). Online.

York (all hospitals)

Webb, Katherine A. (2002): From county hospital to NHS trust: the history and archives of NHS hospitals, services and management in York, 1740-2000, volume 1 (history) and volume 2 (archives) (York: Borthwick Institute of Historical Research).

York County Hospital

Sigsworth, E. M. (1972): Gateways to death? Medicine, hospitals and mortality, 1700-1850, in Mathias, Peter (ed.): Science and society 1600-1900 (Cambridge University Press), 97-110.

York Eye & Ear Institution

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

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SCOTLAND

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Anon. (1904): History of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary: its rise and progress (Dundee: J. Leng & Co.).

Dundee Royal Infirmary

Gibson, Henry J. C. (1948): Dundee Royal Infirmary, 1798-1948: the story of the old infirmary, with a short account of more recent years (Dundee: William Kidd & Sons).

Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital

Nuttall, Alison (2007): ‘Because of poverty brought into hospital: . . .’ A casenote-based analysis of the changing role of the Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital, 1850–1912, Social History of Medicine, 20(2): 263-80.

Edinburgh Surgical Hospital

Loudon, I. S. L. (1981): Leg ulcers in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 31: 263-73.

Falkirk & District (Royal) Infirmary

Scott, Ian (1990): ‘Touch ane, touch a’: Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary, 1889-1989 (Falkirk: Forth Valley Health Board).

Scott, Ian (2011): Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary: a triumph of co-operation (Falkirk Local History Society).

Glasgow Eye Infirmary

Thomson, Archibald McClellan Wright (1963): The history of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary, 1824-1962 (Glasgow: John Smith).

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Buchanan, Moses Steven (1832): History of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary: from its commencement in 1787, to the present time, with an appendix containing the charter and laws of the institution, the tables of diet, etc. (Glasgow: James Lumsden & Son). Online.

Jenkinson, J., Moss, M. & Russell, I. (1994): The Royal. The history of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 1794-1994 (Glasgow Royal Infirmary NHS Trust).

Patrick, John (1940): A short history of Glasgow Royal Infirmary (Glasgow Royal Infirmary).

Greenock Infirmary

Ferrier, John (1968): The Greenock Infirmary, 1806-1968 (Greenock & District Hospitals Board of Management).

Leith Hospital

Boyd, D. H. (1990): Leith Hospital, 1848-1988 (Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press).

Murray Royal Hospital (Perth)

Chambers, Walter Duncanson & Stalker, Harry: The history of the Murray Royal Hospital, 1827-1977 (Perth: Murray Royal Hospital).

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Catford, E. F. (1984): Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 1929-79 (Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press Ltd.).

Eaves-Walton, P. M. (1968): Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 1729-1900 (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh).

Risse, G. B. (1986): Hospital life in Enlightenment Scotland: care and teaching at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (Cambridge University Press).

Turner, Arthur Logan (1929): The story of a great hospital: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh bicentenary year, 1729-1929 (Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd).

Royal Northern Infirmary (Inverness)

Mackenzie, T. C. (1950): The Royal Northern Infirmary, Inverness: the further history of a Scottish voluntary hospital: for the period 1930 to 1948, prior to inauguration of National Medical Service in July, 1948 (Inverness Northern Chronicle).

Stirling Royal Infirmary

Harrington, W. G. (1974): Stirling Royal Infirmary, 1874-1974 (Stirling Royal Infirmary).

Victoria Infirmary of Glasgow

Murray, Ian (1967): The Victoria Infirmary of Glasgow: history of a voluntary hospital, 1890-1948 (Glasgow: Wright).

Slater, S. D. & Dow, D. A. (1990): The Victoria Infirmary of Glasgow, 1890-1990 (Glasgow: Victoria Infirmary Centenary Committee).

Western Infirmary of Glasgow

Power, William (1924): The Western Infirmary of Glasgow: a short history written on the occasion of the jubilee (Glasgow: printed by John Thomlinson).

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WALES

Caernarvon & Anglesey Infirmary

Jones, O. V. (1984): The progress of medicine: history of the Caernarvon and Anglesey Infirmary, 1809-1948 (Llandysul: Gomer Press).

Cardiff Eye & Ear Hospital

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Carmarthen County Infirmary

Bolwell, John & Evans, Andrea (2005): A history of the County Infirmary, Carmarthen, 1847-1948, the National Health Service and the West Wales General Hospital 1948 to 2004 (Carmarthen: Noon Books).

Swansea Eye Hospital

Sorsby, Arnold (1946): Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant), The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30: 501-46.

Swansea General & Eye Hospital

Davies, T. G. (1988): Deeds not words: a history of the Swansea General and Eye Hospital, 1817-1948 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press).

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