Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Venereal Disease

Sixty years ago, in 1952 the Venereal Disease Unit at Bethnal Green Hospital closed its doors to patients.

It was part an infirmary built by the Board of Guardians of the Parish of St Matthew, Bethnal Green.

Demand for its beds had dimished with the introduction of sulphonamide drugs and penicillin.

To my knowledge, the current management of the parish have no plans to revive it.

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