General Lying-In Hospital

Like The Polstar* who added this fabulous little find to the Flickr pool, I wouldn’t mind being admitted to this Waterloo hospital on occasion! Anyone else?

This is ideal for me at the moment

Now the question is: Do they do breakfast in bed?

(Apparently, it came about in 1767 after a proposal from the “man mid-wife” Dr. John Leake that suggested something “for the Relief of those Child-bearing Women who are the Wives of poor Industrious Tradesmen or distressed House-keepers, and who either from unavoidable Misfortunes or the Expences of maintaining large Families are reduced to real Want.”)*

*Capitalisation not mine!

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