Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Southampton, 1859.
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Plate from the 'Illustrated London News'. Netley hospital was the headquarters of the Army Medical School and many distinguished pathologists worked there. It is said that modern tropical medicine had its foundation at Netley and the use of inoculations for typhoid was researched there. The hospital held many of the wounded from acros the British Empire: Queen Victoria (1819-1901) visited in 1898, awarding two Victoria Croses to soldiers wounded in India.