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Mr Guy’s Hospital and the Caribbean

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Jane Bowden-Dan explores medical links between the Caribbean and London that throw important light on the position of blacks in eighteenth-century British society.

The connections between Guy’s Hospital and the Caribbean, forged in the first fifty years of the hospital’s opening in 1726, are little known. Yet some slaves from British West Indian sugar plantations were sent to the wards of London hospitals such as Guy’s for treatment in the mid-eighteenth century. Links between Guy’s and the Caribbean can be traced in terms of the financing of the hospital, the number of sons of West Indian planters who became physicians and surgeons, and the treatment of black people from the West Indies in the hospital.

 


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