22nd May


Medical Committee Minutes Jan 1900 – Nov 1912 NHNN/A/9/2

The reference from the Board, which had been verbally communicated to the medical committee by Sir Felix Semon and Dr Ormerod upon March 19th 1902 concerning the results of Sir Edward Fry’s Commission, was then read from a letter of the secretary dated May 16:

“That the medical committee be requested to report to the board in reference to all matters affecting the medical or surgical work of the hospital which were reported upon by Sir Edward Fry’s committee, but which has not yet been dealt with.”

The report of the subcommittee appointed to enquire into these matters on March 19 1902, being not yet completed, was not presented.


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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