Hospital letters

image 1995-60

Object

Letter

Title

Hospital letters

Production date

1930 = 1940

Material

Paper

Dimensions

height (Whole): 192mm
width (whole): 129mm

Description

This is one of three letters sent to Mrs Harris, an out-patient at the German Hospital in Dalston. The letter notes the dates of appointments in German. The hospital was founded in 1845, and staffed by German nurses brought over from the Kaiserworth Institute nursing school in Germany. At this time, there was a large population of German immigrants living in East London, many living in poor conditions. The hospital was set up to help German's who spoke little English to access health care.

Production place

Dalston

Production organisation

German Hospital

Inscription

GERMAN HOSPITAL DALSTON; ACCIDENT OUT-PATIENTS' LETTER. Under Treatment of Dr.: ... Name: Mrs Harris. Date:... Diagnosis... To addent again on... at ... o'clock. NOT TO BE USED FOR BEGGING. NOTICE. This letter must be kept clean produced OPEN at each visit, and given up to the Medical Officer on being discharged. Patients have to attend PUNCTUALLY at the time fixed above.

Associated place

Dalston

Object number

1995.60

On display?

No

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