Person    | Male  Born /8/1796  Died 16/1/1867

William Marsden

Categories: Medicine

Surgeon who founded two hospitals. 1828 established a small dispensary in Greville Street which was the first to provide free treatment even to people not sent by the benefactors of the institution. This became the Royal Free Hospital.

He also founded the Cancer Free Hospital, in 1851, later to become the Royal Marsden.

Born Sheffield. Died at the Star and Garter Hotel, Richmond, Surrey.

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William Marsden

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Royal Free Hospital - development

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Royal Marsden Hospital

Founded in 1851 by William Marsden MD.

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William Marsden

Greater London Council William Marsden, 1796 - 1867, surgeon, founder of the...

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Medical Society of London

Medical Society of London

Founded by Dr Lettsom. Originally based in the City, the Medical Society moved to its present house, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, in 1873.

Group, Community / Clubs, Medicine

2 memorials
Francois Rabelais

Francois Rabelais

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Person, Literature, Medicine, Politics & Administration, Religion, France

1 memorial
Betty Westgate

Betty Westgate

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Person, Medicine

1 memorial
Cedric Keith Simpson

Cedric Keith Simpson

Forensic pathologist. Born Brighton. When Simpson became interested in forensics Bernard Spilsbury was practically the only other person in the field. Spilsbury was not interested in training other...

Person, Medicine

1 memorial