||The Royal Hospital Haslar
A Pictorial History
Eric Birbeck, Ann Ryder and Phillip Ward
Format : 274 x 206mm
Binding : Hardback/Softback
Pages : 128
Illustrations : 245 integrated colour section
Published : 2009
ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-589-5
The Royal Hospital Haslar was the first of three hospitals built in the 18th century for sick and wounded sailors and marines and was the last to remain in service. Following submissions to King George II by the Earl of Sandwich, First Lord of the Admiralty, sites were identified at Portsmouth, Plymouth and Chatham, and building commenced at Haslar farm in 1745. Designed by Theodore Jacobsen FRS in the manner of his Foundling Hospital in London, the hospital, reputed at one time to be the largest red brick building in Europe, was completed in 1762.
|This enthralling little book describes the reflective return to the Royal Hospital Haslar in 1916, by the distinguished Military son of an eminent Naval Surgeon and naturalist some eighty years after he was first brought to Haslar as a child.
In his own words Richardson describes both his visit and childhood memories of life in a busy Victorian hospital. Edited and published with photographs of the time, some of which have not been seen for many years this book will make interesting reading for anyone who has a love for this fine hospital.
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