Phthisis Ward at the City Hospital
The City Hospital was an isolation hospital in
the south of Edinburgh
catering for patients with TB and other infectious diseases
with acknowledgement to John Stirling, Currie, Edinburgh: November 6, 2009
Photographer not known
The City Hospital
Here a lantern slide of the Phthisis Ward in the City
Hospital. This may well be the same ward as in the picture
at the top of this page, but photographed from the other end.
Jersey, Channel Islands
Thank you to Liz Miller who wrote:
"I think these photos would have
been of two wards, on either side of a corridor, one male and
the other female patients.
They didn't mix them in these days,
apart from children - and in fact the 'powers-that-be- now
realise that mixed wards don't really work and are reverting
back to single-sex wards again."
Miller, Jersey, Channel Islands: December 18, 2009