A History of the Clinical Specialties in Leeds 1767-2018
Leeds Phil & Lit supported the publication of this volume which brings together the stories of development of 28 specialties across medicine and surgery in what is now Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Leeds Phil & Lit supported the publication of this volume which brings together the stories of development of 28 specialties across medicine and surgery in what is now Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. So many breakthroughs have occurred in Leeds since Leeds General Infirmary was founded in a house in Kirkgate back in the 18th century.
The book, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the NHS, also celebrates how healthcare in Leeds had grown from the treatment of a few hundred local subscriber patients each year to a service for over 1.6 million in the city region.
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A Martian sundial might well sound as if it has come straight from some fantasy, but Leeds astronomer and former President of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society Charles Whitmell did actually once build such a device.
How Local Astronomer William Gascoigne Put Leeds at the Forefront of the Scientific Revolution – All Thanks to a Spider…
When William Gascoigne (1612-1644) died, whilst fighting for the army of King Charles I in the English Civil Wars, he seemed destined to be forgotten by history.
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