Founding and early years of the National Hospital, Queen Square

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Johanna and Louisa Chandler

Just over 150 years ago, Johanna, Louisa and Edward Chandler were living at 153 Albany Street, Regent’s Park. When their grandmother was paralysed by an illnes, the Chandlers realised the dreadful lack of facilities, medical and nursing, that existed at that time for looking after chronic neurological patients, and that if it was a calamity for them, the plight must be worse for those in humble and poor circumstances.

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