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Why The Old Operating Theatre Was Built On its Site?
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Why The Old Operating Theatre Was Built On its Site.
In this essay I am going to state why the Old Operating Theatre was built where it is.
It was situated in the roof of St Thomas's Church.
In June 1862 St Thomas's hospital moved from its very old site beside Guy's Hospital, near to London Bridge to make space for a new railway line from London Bridge to Charring Cross. The old hospital buildings housed two operating theatres, one for men and one for women patients. The men's threatre was built in 1751 and demolished for the railway to be built. The women's threatre was built in 1821 in the loft of St. Thomas's church, to replace the earlier one, which was at the end of the women's ward. Already situated within the church's attic was a Herb Garratt, this was useful as the doctors could easily access herbal remedies which would be used in conjunction with surgery.
The original hospital in Southwark, which was for the hospitality of pilgrims and poor people was burnt down, it was known as the Spital or Priory. It was rebuilt in 1215 to the east
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