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Miscellaneous hospitals, &c.

Our limits will not allow of detail respecting many other hospitals and institutions that exist in this metropolis for the relief of the sick, the aged, the maimed, &c.; but brief notices of those not already mentioned, will not be without their use:—

The St. George's Hospital, Hyde Park Corner, for the poor sick and lame, was established in 1733. The site of this building was formerly the seat of James Lane, Viscount Lanesborough, who died there in 1724.

The Central Lying-in Charity and Dispensary for females, Great Queen street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, instituted October 25, 1816; chiefly promoted by the laudable zeal of the Duke of Sussex, aided by the Duke and Duchess of Bedford, D. Davis, Esq. the physician, and others.

Lock Hospital, near Hyde Park Corner.

The Samaritan Society was instituted in 1791. It is an appendage to the London Hospital, for the relief and prevention of various circumstances of distress, not within the provision of public hospitals.

The Sea-bathing Infirmary for the poor of London, established by the activity of the late Doctor Lettsom and others, near Margate. It was opened in 1796; and in five years 237 patients were received, and mostly restored to health.

The Haberdashers' Hospital was erected at Hoxton in 1692, by the company of Haberdashers, pursuance of the will of Robert Aske, Esq., who left for building and endowing it, 30,000l. It supports twenty poor haberdashers, and maintains and educates twenty boys. Each of the pensioners in this hospital has convenient apartments, is proper with proper diet and firing, three pounds yearly in money, and a gown every second year.

Source: Leigh's New Picture of London. Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand;
by W. Clowes, Northumberland Court. 1819