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Archives tell of hospitals

posted 17 Feb 2012, 06:48 by David Rintoul   [ updated 17 Feb 2012, 06:49 ]

Details of two former hospitals in the Lothians have been released by an organisation safeguarding their legacy.

The Lothians Health Service Archive has published photographs and stories from both the Bruntsfield Hospital and the Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity Hospital.

Historians said both facilities had been created to help the transition of bringing more female workers into what was a male-dominated environment in the 19th century.

A spokeswoman for the archive said: “With the formation of the NHS in 1948, both hospitals became part of the Edinburgh Southern Hospitals group. The EIMMH closed in 1988 and Bruntsfield Hospital in 1989 however, they are still both fondly recalled.”

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Source: Evening News