A Floating Hospital

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    TWAM Blog June 5, 2020. "Assistant Keeper of History Adam Bell at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery shares how a floating hospital stemmed the influx of infectious diseases into South Tyneside in the late 19th century. A late 19th century floating hospital once moored at Jarrow Slake in South Tyneside was a clever local solution to prevent the danger of importing infectious diseases from overseas ports.  Commissioned by the River Tyne Port Sanitary Authority (est. 1879) the floating hospital was built by Wood, Skinner & Co. of Bill Quay. Launched on 2 August 1886...."
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    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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    Link: https://blog.twmuseums.org.uk/a-floating-hospital/
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 10 months ago
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