“The Early History of Moorfields Eye Hospital”

Moorfields Eye Hospital , originally known as The London Dispensary for Curing Diseases of the Eye and Ear when it was founded in 1805, is the oldest eye hospital in the world. The lecture will cover its 143 years as a voluntary hospital starting in Charterhouse Square before the move to the city near Finsbury Circus in 1821 and finally City Road in 1898. It will mention some of the great names in ophthalmology such as Sir William Bowman and the influence the hospital had on world ophthalm...
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