Great Ormond Street Hospital

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Dame Barbara Clayton


Dame Barbara Clayton was almost certainly the biochemist / toxicologist who conducted the analysis of the lead paint sample in 1963.

A poem made of words that the U.K. and U.S. do not agree on.



Sniveling Esophagus,

Diarrhoea, Humourless.

Misbehaviour, Agonizing,



Alas Poor Merrick


These articles were sent to us by Sally MacDonald, Director of UCL Museums, Collections and Public Engagement.

Sister Hazel Bigg on Lead Poisoning and Great Ormond Street Hospital


Hazel Bigg was passing the bus and was curious about what was going on. It just so happened that she was a nurse (and later a ward Sister) at Great Ormond Street Hospital.



Allahakbarries CC - J.M. Barrie’s literary cricket team

Boy X


I am giving the boy the name Boy X in an attempt to redress the racism he suffered at the hands of the British medical profession in being defined as “of non-European extraction”.

Professor Alan Moncrieff and Lead Poisoning in Children


Sir Alan Moncrieff (1901-1971) attended Caterham School from 1912 – 1918. He joined the staff of The Hospital for Sick Children as house physician in 1925.

British Medical Journal - Article on Great Ormond Street Pathology Collection


The toy car, which is part of the UCL Pathology Collection, was kept as 'evidence' from a case of infant lead poisoning in the 1960s by the clinical team at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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