The Middlesex Hospital, near Oxford Road, London, c 1837.
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Engraving by J White, for 'Chamberlain's History of London', showing the hospital viewed from the south-east. The Middlesex Hospital first opened in 1746, with 18 beds. Florence Nightingale worked at the Middlesex during the cholera outreak that afflicted London in 1853.