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Bloomsbury Institutions


What is the Bloomsbury Project?

The Leverhulme-funded UCL Bloomsbury Project was established to investigate 19th-century Bloomsbury’s development from swampy rubbish-dump to centre of intellectual life

Led by Professor Rosemary Ashton, with Dr Deborah Colville as Researcher, the Project has traced the origins, Bloomsbury locations, and reforming significance of hundreds of progressive and innovative institutions

Many of the extensive archival resources relating to these institutions have also been identified and examined by the Project, and Bloomsbury’s developing streets and squares have been mapped and described

This website is a gateway to the information gathered and edited by Project members during the Project’s lifetime, 1 October 2007–30 April 2011, with the co-operation of Bloomsbury’s institutions, societies, and local residents



All Saints’ Invalid Home

Bloomsbury Dispensary
Bloomsbury Provident Eye Hospital
British College of Health
British Hospital for Diseases of the Skin
British Hospital for Mental Disorders and Brain Diseases

Central London Ophthalmic Hospital
Central London Throat Nose and Ear Hospital
Charlotte Street School of Medicine

Hahnemann Hospital
Hospital for Infirm and Incurable Women
Hospital for Sick Children
Hospital for Women
Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth
House of Relief for Children with Chronic Disease of the Joints

Institution for the Cure and Prevention of Contagious Fevers
Italian Hospital

London Homœopathic Hospital

London Infirmary for Diseases of the Legs, Ulcers and Varicose Veins
London Infirmary for Diseases of the Skin
London School of Medicine for Women
London Temperance Hospital

Maternity Nursing Mission
Medical and Chirurgical Society
Medical Graduates’ College and Polyclinic
Metropolitan and National Nursing Association
Missionary School of Medicine

National Free Dispensary for Consumption and Wasting Diseases
National Hospital for Nervous Diseases
National Institution for Diseases of the Skin
New Hospital for Women
North London Hospital for Consumption

Palace of Hygiene
Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and School of Pharmacy
Private Spinal Institution

Royal Free Hospital
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

St Pancras and Northern Dispensary
St Pancras Medical Mission
St Pancras Royal General Dispensary
St Paul ’s Hospital for Skin and Genito-Urinary Diseases
Smallpox Hospital
Sydenham College of Anatomy

Theatre of Anatomy
Thomas Cooke’s School of Anatomy

University College Hospital
University College Medical School

Western Ophthalmic Institution

Can’t find the institution you’re looking for? Go to a complete alphabetical listing of Bloomsbury’s institutions instead

This page last modified 14 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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