Lying-in Hospital

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    Various small private hospitals were set up in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In spite of these new buildings the majority of people were still treated at home. Thomas Giordiani Wright, a doctor who worked in Newcastle in the 1820s, rarely mentions the existing hospitals in his diary. The Lying-in Hospital was built in Rosemary Lane in 1760 as an 'asylum for pregnant married women'. Another charity helped women lying-in in their own homes. In 1825, the Lying-in Hospital moved to a new building in New Bridge Street designed by John Dobson. There was room for 12 patients who were admitted on a Wednesday with a letter of recommendation, a marriage certificate and a husband." >
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    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 9 months ago
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