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HHARP has been updated! We have recently added more records for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. HHARP now provides access to 140,213 admission records to four children’s hospitals: three in London, the Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Evelina and the Alexandra Hip Hospital for Children, and one from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. Between them the databases cover a period from 1852 to 1921. Medical historians and demographers will find HHARP an invaluable tool in the study of the early development of paediatric medicine. Family historians and local historians will find a treasure trove of information on Victorian families and healthcare in Victorian and Edwardian London and Glasgow.

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  • Willie PerryWillie Perry: patient from 19 November 1877 to 29 December 1881

    William Perry was admitted on 19 November 1877, age two, with chronic disease of the larynx. In hospital he was given a tracheotomy, and was discharged (cured) but he was back in less than a year, on 18 February 1879. He was still suffering from a chronic disease of the larynx, and the old tracheotomy was causing problems. Still, he was discharged, relieved, on 16 March the same year. Willie made his third and final visit in late November 1881, with ‘old tracheotomy’ as the diagnosis. He was discharged relieved, on 29 December 1881. To find out more about Willie click here.