Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

William Marsden

1796-1867

 
 
William Marsden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. William Marsden Marker
Inscription.
Surgeon
Founder of the Royal Free
and Royal Marsden
Hospitals
lived here

 
Erected 1986 by Greater London Council.
 
Location. 51° 30.983′ N, 0° 7.118′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln's Inn Fields and Remnant Street when traveling north on Lincoln's Inn Fields. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London Borough of Camden, England WC2 4LH, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Earnshaw (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); W.H. Smith & Son - Bomb Damage (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Betrand Russell (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ivor Novello (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Plough (approx. half a kilometer away); Museum Tavern (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Randolph Caldecott (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Sir John Barbirolli C.H. (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .  William Marsden (surgeon) (Wikipedia). "William Marsden (1796–1867) was an English surgeon whose
William Marsden Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. William Marsden Marker - Wide View
main achievements are the founding of two presently well-known hospitals, the Royal Free Hospital (in 1828) and the Royal Marsden Hospital (in 1851)....After discovering the difficulties the poor had in obtaining medical treatment, Marsden sought to establish a free hospital in London for which "poverty and sickness are the only passports". In 1828 he set up a small dispensary at 16 Greville Street, Hatton Garden, Holborn, which was named the London General Institution for the Gratuitous Cure of Malignant Diseases. This was later constituted as the Royal Free Hospital, and moved to the Gray's Inn Road in the 1840s....A few years later, Marsden turned his attention to cancer sufferers and, in 1851, set up another small establishment in Cannon Row, Westminster. This grew into the Brompton Cancer Hospital (now the Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road site)." (Submitted on October 27, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
Paid Advertisement