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You’re no fi’ Glasgow: memories of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Christopher Frank Kingston, Canada   ┬áThe Glasgow Royal Infirmary We know famous hospitals for the care they provide,for eminent physicians who have worked in them, or for their architectural heritage. Hospitals are rarely famous for their patients. The Glasgow Royal Infirmary dates back to the eighteenth century and is best known as the place where […]

Missing history on a daily basis: working in an old hospital without paying attention

Christopher Frank Ontario, Canada   Kingston General Hospital in 1858 I live in an old city by North American standards. I love walking through the Victorian parts of town, which have limestone buildings and hidden courtyards. However, I never gave much thought to the historical significance of the Kingston General (KGH), the hospital I go […]