Tag Archives: London

Robert M. Kark (1911-2002)

In the 1950’s, Robert Kark and his team of Robert C Muehrcke, Victor Pollak, and Conrad Pirani became, for a short time, the dominant force in American nephrology by popularizing the use of kidney biopsy as a diagnostic tool. This technique had first been described by Scandinavian investigators with somewhat limited success, but the Kark team […]

The Heritage Craft Schools and Hospitals for Crippled Children

Lisa J. Pruitt Murfreesboro, TN, United States   Grace Hannam Kimmins, 1870-1954, from Kimmins, p6* At the beginning of the twentieth century, following a decade of work among the London poor, Grace Hannam Kimmins (1870-1954) envisioned an idyllic rural retreat, a healing haven for children crippled by diseases associated with urban poverty. In 1903, she […]

The National Anti-Vivisection Hospital, London

Alan W.H. Bates, MD, PhD, FRCPath University College, London, United Kingdom (Winter 2015)  The Anti-Vivisection Hospital in the 1930s. Photograph courtesy of Peter Maleczec. Source: Flickr In 1935, the National Anti-Vivisection Hospital was in trouble. Its nurses gave up their holidays to raise money, and residents of London’s deprived district of Battersea, which the hospital […]