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By Adrian Marston

Hamilton Bailey used to be a mythical determine in the course of his lifetime. he's nonetheless perceived as an outstanding medical professional, although his repute rests much less upon his prowess within the working theatre than on his traits as a author and instructor. His textbooks, even if continuously rewritten and up to date, nonetheless command around the globe revenues. Of all those that have ever written approximately surgical procedure, Bailey is absolutely through a ways the main extensively learn. a wide, robust guy, with an air of self-confidence and authority, he had no hassle in dominating these round him, yet this implementing body hid a stricken and fragile brain. there has been a kinfolk heritage of psychological ailment, and an accumulation of stresses and tragedies ultimately broke him down. What represents some of the most outstanding case histories in twentieth-century psychiatry. initially released in 1999, this biography tells the tale of Bailey's impressive lifestyles, within the gentle of a lot clean proof and unique learn.

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Dr Bailey sent him to a private coach to prepare for the College of Preceptors examination at the University of Durham, equivalent to the 1st MB, which would give him the right to be known as ''a perpetual student". He passed this at the second attempt, which enabled him to enter the London Hospital Medical College on May 1 1912, being awarded the first MB certificate from Durham a year later in June 1913. The Durham authorities have no record of his name, so that he was probably living at home in Brighton at the time, and working as an external student.

It was a most delicious refreshment, in spite of the fact that rifles were pointed at him from every direction. His typically understated comment was that "it was a most trying journey". At last, the frontier was crossed, and an immediate sense of joy and liberation was experienced by the captives. Suddenly the atmosphere changed and the Page 23 bleak Holstein countryside was replaced by the red roofed cottages, storks, hollyhocks and geraniums of southern Denmark. As the train rattled on across the islands and ferries into Copenhagen station, spirits rose, and there was a great welcome awaiting them.

1). Although there were other hospitals in the neighbourhood (Mile End, St Andrew's Bow, St Mary's Plaistow, St George's in the East), it was to The London that the East Enders gave their particular loyalty and faith, and it provided them with a magnificant service. As in New York, the local population had been enriched by waves of immigrants, in Page 14 this case the French Huguenots in the 18th century, Eastern European Jews in the 19th, and Pakistanis and Bangladeshis today. The London Hospital has always been a generous receiver of sick people, regardless of race or provenance.

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