City of London, England, United Kingdom
St Mark's Hospital
St Mark's Hospital
Erected by City of London Corporation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the UK, England, City of London Corporation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 51° 31.029′ N, 0° 5.802′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of Aldersgate and Little Britain, on the right when traveling north on Aldersgate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Aldersgate, City of London, England EC1A 4HJ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cooks Hall (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Cooks Hall (a few steps from this marker); The Conversions of the Revs. John and Charles Wesley (within shouting distance of this marker); The London Wall Walk - 21 (within shouting distance of this marker); Aldersgate (within shouting distance of this marker); French Protestant ChurchThe boundary of St Botolph (within shouting distance of this marker); Streets ahead (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted just to the right of the entrance to the overhead pedestrian way that leads to the London Museum.
Also see . . . St. Mark's Hospital (Wikipedia). "The beginnings of St Mark's Hospital were in a small room at No 11 Aldersgate Street where, in 1835, Frederick Salmon opened 'The Infirmary for the Relief of the Poor afflicted with Fistula and other Diseases of the Rectum'. There were just seven beds and in the first year 131 patients were admitted....Salmon decided to found his own institution to provide treatment for those conditions which were regarded as 'the most distressing that can afflict our common nature'. So the 'Fistula Infirmary', as it came to be known, was started. Much of the financial support came from the City of London. The Lord Mayor, William Taylor Copeland, was a grateful patient of Salmon's and became the first President. Another benefactor was Charles Dickens, who blamed his need for Salmon's surgical attentions on 'too much sitting at my desk'! There was an overwhelming need for such an institution giving specialist treatment free of charge to London's poor. Therefore, in 1838, when the number of patients had trebled, Salmon moved to larger premises at 38 Charterhouse Square, where there were fourteen beds and more space for treating out-patients...." (Submitted on May 5, 2018.)
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