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The Royal Free Hospital, also known as Royal Free, was founded in 1828 by the surgeon William Marsden, to provide free medical care for those who could not afford treatment. The title "Royal" was given to the hospital in 1837 by Queen Victoria because it was the only hospital that stayed open during the 1826-1837 cholera epidemic. For many years the Royal Free Hospital was the only hospital that allowed women to study medicine. In 1877 a close relationship with the London School of Medicine for Women was formed and students completed their clinical studies at Royal Free. In 1898 the school became part of the University of London and became known as the London Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine for Women. The hospital is now part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine Materials contains materials relating to the refurbishment of the Chemical Teaching Laboratory for the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London, England. Materials consists of correspondence, estimates for the project, and blueprints of the laboratory.
Materials relating to the refurbishment of the Chemical Teaching Laboratory at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London England.
Donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in May 1998.
Source of acquisition--Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine. Method of acquisition--gift;; Date of acquisition--198805..
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