3rd August


Extracts from the Minutes of the Board of Management, National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic.

At a meeting held this day. Mr Parker in the chair. Present Messrs Chandler, Clarke, Barton, Bridgeman, Allen, Dr Ramskill.

It was resolved that Mr Charles’ notice of motion “that the Physicians may have the right to vote” be withdrawn.

It was resolved that the election of the Resident House Surgeon stand over to the next week.

Mr Mason, Treasurer of Queen Square Gardens have sent in a complaint signed by the Inhabitants of the Square against patients sitting at the end of the street. It was resolved that the receipt of the letter be acknowledged.

It was resolved that the request for nurses’ gowns and carpets for the front of beds as asked for by the Ladies was not allowed.


On This Day is a diary of day to day life in the Hospital covering 1859 to the 1940’s.

Extracts are taken from the staff records, letters, the reports of the Matron and the Lady Superintendent, and the minutes of the Board of Management and the Medical Committee. They were compiled with the help of Janet Townsend, Frankie Alves, Louise Shepherd and Michael Clark.

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