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February 1936

THE ROYAL LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL: A VISIT TO THE KING GEORGE V EXTENSION

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;15(2):185-194. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840140035002

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Abstract

It is said in England that hospitals are being rebuilt, enlarged and founded on a scale reminiscent of the sixteenth century almshouses. However, such shelters are no longer for "twelve poor men and twelve poor women headed by a governor or governess" ; the wealthy and well-to-do are now clamoring for the advantages of a hospital which are not to be had at a nursing home. In keeping with the spirit of the times the present year at Moorfields has been marked by the completion and dedication on May 16 of a large building which His Majesty the King graciously consented to have named the King George V Extension.

As a preliminary to the construction of the extension under survey in this paper, a scheme of alterations in the original structure was carried out five years ago, by which a separate ward unit for private patients, including an operating theater and

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