Punch,  47 (1864), 142.

A Place for a Perfect Cure



Essay, Drollery


Hospitals, Religious Authority, Patronage

Institutions mentioned:

St Bartholomew's Hospital , St Thomas's Hospital , St Luke's Hospital , St George's Hospital

    Noting how many London hospitals are named after saints, insists that hospitals are 'peculiarly Christian', pre-Reformation inventions that are not 'among the errors of Popery'. Proceeds to describe All Saints' Hospital, Eastbourne, a 'Convalescent Hospital' that 'is [...] needful to effect [...] a Perfect Cure'. Stresses how many London hospital surgeons have demanded such an institution and calls on anybody 'who has money to spare' to send it to All Saints' Hospital.

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