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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

London School of Tropical Medicine

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
1. London School of Tropical Medicine Marker
Inscription.
This building
housed the
London School
of
Tropical Medicine

and the
Hospital for
Tropical Diseases

1920-1939

 
Erected by Seamen's Hospital Society of Greenwich.
 
Location. 51° 31.545′ N, 0° 7.993′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Gordon Street and Gower Place, on the left when traveling north on Gordon Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Gordon Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1H 0AY, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard Trevithick (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Victor Horsley (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); In Memory of Auxiliary Firemen (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); William Butler Yeats (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); George Dance (The Younger) (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Robert Owen (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); First Anaesthesia in England (approx. half a kilometer away); T.S. Eliot (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. History Timeline (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
London School of Tropical Medicine Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
2. London School of Tropical Medicine Marker - Wide View
. (Submitted on November 9, 2017.)
2. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Wikipedia). "In 1920 the school moved, with the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, to Endsleigh Gardens in central London, taking over a former hotel which had been used as a hospital for officers during the First World War. In 1921 the Athlone Committee recommended the creation of an institute of state medicine, which built on a proposal by the Rockefeller Foundation to develop a London-based institution that would lead the world in the promotion of public health and tropical medicine. This enlarged school, now named the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was granted its Royal Charter in 1924....The school moved to its present location in Gower Street in 1929." (Submitted on November 9, 2017.) 

3. Hospital for Tropical Diseases (Wikipedia). "...was founded on 8 March 1821 on board an ex-naval ship and moved onto dry land as the Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital in 1870 as part of the Royal Greenwich Hospital. The management of infectious disease moved in 1919 near to Euston Square, in central London, still under the Seamen's Hospital Society. The general in-patient wards at Greenwich continued until that hospital's closure in 1986 with special services for seamen and their families then provided by the 'Dreadnought Unit' at St Thomas's Hospital in Lambeth." (Submitted on November 9, 2017.) 
 
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