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Welcome to HHARP, the home of 19th century children’s hospital records

We are very pleased to announce the addition of a new database of admission records to the HHARP website: the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. Covering the period 1883 (when the hospital first opened) to 1903, the database offers insight into the health of the poor child in the Scottish city of Glasgow, complementing databases already available for three London hospitals: the Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street, the Evelina Hospital and the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease. In HHARP family historians can find patients by name, medical historians can study childhood diseases and investigate pioneering medical staff, while demographers can analyse incidence of disease in Victorian and Edwardian London. It provides access to nearly 120,000 individual admission records between 1852 and 1914; and a collection of articles on the early history of the hospitals, pen-portraits of personalities who inhabited them and a gallery of images.

Browse around the site to discover its treasures. Better still, register now. It costs nothing, and registered users get access to more detailed information and the ability to print and download results of searches.

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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.