15th November


Lady Superintendent reports NHNN/N/1

E. C.Vernet – reports from 14 October 1902 to 24 October 1905

‘I am anxious for an opportunity of enquiring regarding Electrical Instruction for non-resident pupils, as I have had applications from several of the pupils now working under Madame Gripenwald. I cannot arrange for these, because the hours clash, and I do not wither know what form the certificate is to take.’


Maida Vale Press Cuttings MVH /PC/I/3

Appeal for funds appearing in The Times

Should those suffering from Epilepsy and paralysis be given Margarine? Should Nurses be given Margarine? On principle patients and staff have the same dietary and the question is “Butter or Margarine for All?”. The Hospital prides itself on being a “butter hospital”, running smoothly but butter instead of margarine means an additional expense of £210 per year…


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, Michael Clark and Liz Yamada

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