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Reading Medicine
Boldero Library
Magonet, J. The Librarians.
The Middlesex Hospital Journal. 1963; 1: 21-23
Later Developments
In 1992 the Institute of Urology, which had joined the Medical School in 1988, moved from Shaftesbury Avenue to the Middlesex site. At this point, to accommodate the collections from the Institute Library, the Boldero Library expanded into the space formerly occupied by the Pathology Museum. Sir George Frampton's bust of Sir John Bland-Sutton installed in its white marble niche in the wall was now on Library premises. But Sir John's ashes, in an urn let into an adjoining wall in accordance with his wish to remain with his students, had to follow the Museum. When the decision had been made to site them there it had been felt that all students would at some time in their studies visit the Museum: we can speculate that it was feared not quite all of them would pass through the Library. Indeed, at a later date Miss Hickling mentions that in her calculation about 62% of students actually used the Library, and some of those only occasionally.

The periodicals room, Boldero Library 2005.
The periodicals room, Boldero Library 2005.

Sir George Frampton's bust of Sir John Bland-Sutton
Sir George Frampton's bust of Sir John Bland-Sutton
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The Medical School amalgamated with UCL's Faculty of Clinical Sciences in 1987 to form the University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, which subsequently merged with the Royal Free Hospital Medical School just over ten years later. The Boldero Library continued to provide a full service on the Bloomsbury Campus until the relocation of the Middlesex Hospital to the new UCH in 2005, when the Library staff and collections transferred to join the Cruciform Library.

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