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"Preserving Lives: A Journey Through Health" Step back in time to Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham, where the echoes of WW1 still resonate

Background imageHealth Collection: The Annunciation, c1438-1445, (c1900-1920). Artist: Fra Angelico

The Annunciation, c1438-1445, (c1900-1920). Artist: Fra Angelico
The Annunciation, c1438-1445, (c1900-1920). A print after the fresco in the Museo di San Marco dell Angelico, Florence, from Art History and Literature Illustrations, by Jessie Noakes, Virtue and Co

Background imageHealth Collection: Advert for Wrights coal tar soap, 1914

Advert for Wrights coal tar soap, 1914. A print from the Illustrated London News, 13th June 1914

Background imageHealth Collection: St Marys Hospital, Paddington, West London

St Marys Hospital, Paddington, West London. circa 1905

Background imageHealth Collection: Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham

Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham
Aerial view of Shotley Bridge Hospital, County Durham. It was originally opened by the Gateshead Union in 1912 as a TB sanatorium (far right of picture)

Background imageHealth Collection: Advert for Horlicks malted milk 1916

Advert for Horlicks malted milk 1916
Woman in World War One workshop, drinking the nourishing food-drink Horlicks Malted Milk. Date: 1916

Background imageHealth Collection: Middlesex Hospital entrance, Mortimer Street, London

Middlesex Hospital entrance, Mortimer Street, London
Middlesex Hospital main entrance hall, Mortimer Street, London. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHealth Collection: WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care

WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care
Silhouettes of wounded soldiers and medical care during the First World War. From the top: stretcher bearers, a field ambulance, the casualty clearing station, a train taking men off to the base

Background imageHealth Collection: Warwick County Mental Hospital, Hatton, Warwickshire

Warwick County Mental Hospital, Hatton, Warwickshire
An aerial view of the Warwick County Mental Hospital at Hatton, Warwickshire, originally opened in 1846 as the Warwick County Lunatic Asylum. The site later became known as the Central Hospital

Background imageHealth Collection: Bricklayers 1827

Bricklayers 1827
A bricklayer standing on a rather precarious looking scaffold. His assistant mixes mortar behind him; his hod for carrying bricks etc is nearby

Background imageHealth Collection: Diagram of facial muscles, front view

Diagram of facial muscles, front view

Background imageHealth Collection: Health Visitor / 1950S

Health Visitor / 1950S
A health visitor visits a mother and her baby on their farm (near Colchester) Date: 1950s

Background imageHealth Collection: Union Workhouse, Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland

Union Workhouse, Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
Female lunatic inmates sit in an airing yard at the Cootehill Union Workhouse, County Cavan, Ireland

Background imageHealth Collection: Poster, The Vegetabull

Poster, The Vegetabull, a vegetable dish made with dried eggs or household milk is as good as a joint (post-WW2 rationing was still going on at this time). 1947

Background imageHealth Collection: WW2 poster -- gas attack

WW2 poster -- gas attack, with instructions on how to put on your gas mask, what to do if the gas rattles sound, and what to do if you get gassed. Date: 1940s

Background imageHealth Collection: Diagram of the lungs, front view

Diagram of the lungs, front view

Background imageHealth Collection: Girl playing Nurse

Girl playing Nurse
A young girl in her nurses outfit, tends to her teddys injuries with copious bandaging, whilst a pet cat watches on. She seems to be getting her medical knowledge from the First Aid manual in her

Background imageHealth Collection: Teeth of adults and children

Teeth of adults and children
The teeth of adults and children, shown in cross-section, individually, and in the mouth

Background imageHealth Collection: Whipps Cross Hospital, Essex

Whipps Cross Hospital, Essex
Part of Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, Essex. Several patients can be see in beds on the open balconies. The hospital was opened in 1903 by the West Ham Union for the sick poor in the area

Background imageHealth Collection: Quarreling and scuffling in a womens bathhouse, Japan. Artist: Yoshiiku

Quarreling and scuffling in a womens bathhouse, Japan. Artist: Yoshiiku
Quarreling and scuffling in a womens bathhouse, Japan

Background imageHealth Collection: Advert for Horlicks ration of malted milk tablets 1916

Advert for Horlicks ration of malted milk tablets 1916
Restoring energy and vitality Horlicks malted milk compressed tablets, supplied in a air tight tin. 1916

Background imageHealth Collection: St Bartholomews Hospital courtyard, London

St Bartholomews Hospital courtyard, London, with patients resting in the open air. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHealth Collection: North Wales Lunatic Asylum, Denbigh, North Wales

North Wales Lunatic Asylum, Denbigh, North Wales
Administration block of the North Wales Lunatic Asylum at Denbigh, opened in 1848 and designed by Thomas Fulljames

Background imageHealth Collection: Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex

Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex
Aerial view of Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, Middlesex. The building was originally the Chase Farm Schools, opened in 1886 by the Edmonton Union to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageHealth Collection: Poster - Eat More Fruit - for Health and Vitality - published / issued by the Retail

Poster - Eat More Fruit - for Health and Vitality - published / issued by the Retail Fruit Trade Federation Ltd. Date: 1950s

Background imageHealth Collection: Leeds United footballer Jack Charlton smoking a cigarette during a training session

Leeds United footballer Jack Charlton smoking a cigarette during a training session August 1970

Background imageHealth Collection: Ward C3 at Rubery Hill Hospital, Birmingham, 11th August 1969

Ward C3 at Rubery Hill Hospital, Birmingham, 11th August 1969

Background imageHealth Collection: Manuscript Leaf with the Annunciation from a Book of Hours, ca. 1485-90. Creator: Jean Bourdichon

Manuscript Leaf with the Annunciation from a Book of Hours, ca. 1485-90. Creator: Jean Bourdichon
Manuscript Leaf with the Annunciation from a Book of Hours, ca. 1485-90

Background imageHealth Collection: St Bartholomews Hospital, London - The Quadrangle

St Bartholomews Hospital, London - The Quadrangle Date: circa 1907

Background imageHealth Collection: Mobile midwifery med01_01_0490

Mobile midwifery med01_01_0490
Queen Charlottes Maternity Hospital And Midwifery Training School, Goldhawk Road, Hammersmith And Fulham, Greater London. Midwives leaving the hospital on motorised bicycles carrying analgesia

Background imageHealth Collection: Greek vase painting of Achilles and Patroclus. Artist: Sosias

Greek vase painting of Achilles and Patroclus. Artist: Sosias
A Greek vase painting of Achilles and Patroclus, where Achilles is binding the wounds of Patroclus. Currently in the Berlin Greek and Roman Museum

Background imageHealth Collection: The Womens League of Health & Beauty exercise classes, 1938

The Womens League of Health & Beauty exercise classes, 1938
Health and beauty-a morning exercise class at Harrington Road, London, as conducted by Helen Stack(cousin of Prunella Stack)for the Womens League of Health and Beauty

Background imageHealth Collection: Crieff Hydropathic - Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland

Crieff Hydropathic - Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
Crieff Hydro is a hotel in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland which opened in 1868 as the Crieff Hydropathic Establishment. Founded in 1868 by Dr Thomas Henry Meikle with an emphasis on exercise

Background imageHealth Collection: Home cholesterol test kit

Home cholesterol test kit
Cholesterol indicator test for use at home. This kit tests a small sample of blood for the presence of high levels of cholesterol. The scale on the disk indicates the level of cholesterol

Background imageHealth Collection: Derby County Mental Hospital, Mickleover, Derbyshire

Derby County Mental Hospital, Mickleover, Derbyshire
An aerial view of the Derby County Mental Hospital at Mickleover near Derby. It began life in 1851 as the Derbyshire County Lunatic Asylum, designed by Henry Duesbury

Background imageHealth Collection: West Ham Infirmary, Whipps Cross, Essex

West Ham Infirmary, Whipps Cross, Essex
West Ham Infirmary, Whipps Cross, Leytonstone, Essex, viewed across a small lake. The infirmary, better known as Whipps Cross Hospital

Background imageHealth Collection: Staffordshire County Asylum, Cheddleton, near Leek

Staffordshire County Asylum, Cheddleton, near Leek
The Staffordshire County Lunatic Asylum was established in 1898 on Cheadle Road, Cheddleton, near Leek. It was later known as Staffordshire Mental Hospital, then St Edwards Mental Hospital

Background imageHealth Collection: Asylum Lodge, Devizes, Wiltshire

Asylum Lodge, Devizes, Wiltshire
The entrance lodge to the County Lunatic Asylum at Devizes, Wiltshire opened in 1851. In 1924 it was renamed Wiltshire County Mental Hospital, then in 1948 renamed Roundway Hospital

Background imageHealth Collection: Banstead Asylum, Surrey

Banstead Asylum, Surrey
Banstead Asylum, located on Sutton Lane, Banstead, Surrey, was established in 1877 as the Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum

Background imageHealth Collection: West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth, Middlesex

West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth, Middlesex
The West Middlesex Hospital, originally erected as an infirmary for the Brentford Union workhouse on Twickenham Road, Isleworth

Background imageHealth Collection: Dorking General Hospital, Surrey

Dorking General Hospital, Surrey
Aerial view of Dorking General Hospital on Horsham Road, Dorking, Surrey. Designed by William Shearburn, the building opened in 1841 as the Dorking Union workhouse

Background imageHealth Collection: Stone Asylum, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Stone Asylum, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Entrance to the Buckinghamshire County Lunatic Asylum at Stone, near Aylesbury. A porter stands at the right of the gateway

Background imageHealth Collection: Jam doughnut

Jam doughnut

Background imageHealth Collection: Middlesex Hospital Chapel, Mortimer Street, London

Middlesex Hospital Chapel, Mortimer Street, London
Middlesex Hospital Chapel, western view, Mortimer Street, London. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHealth Collection: Diagram of inner ear showing auditory canal, eardrum, semicircular canals, cochlea, cochlea nerve

Diagram of inner ear showing auditory canal, eardrum, semicircular canals, cochlea, cochlea nerve, eustachian tube

Background imageHealth Collection: Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases

Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases, Wanted for Sneezing.. Date: circa 1940

Background imageHealth Collection: Pifco electric vibratory massager

Pifco electric vibratory massager
Beauty that is yours sincerely: 1950s electric vibratory massager, claiming to help you keep slim and trim, promotes a healthy scalp, affords relief for tired feet and many muscular aches and pains

Background imageHealth Collection: Aerial view of Forest Gate Hospital, East London

Aerial view of Forest Gate Hospital, East London
An aerial view of the Forest Gate Hospital, London E7. The hospital was originally opened in 1854 by the Whitechapel Union as an industrial school for 800 children

Background imageHealth Collection: Bethany Childrens Home, Kinver, Staffordshire

Bethany Childrens Home, Kinver, Staffordshire
Residents of the Bethany home for disabled children which was located on the Hyde at Kinver, Staffordshire. Many of the boys are holding crutches



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"Preserving Lives: A Journey Through Health" Step back in time to Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham, where the echoes of WW1 still resonate. Silhouettes of wounded soldiers and the tireless efforts of medical professionals remind us of the sacrifices made for our health. Warwick County Mental Hospital in Hatton, Warwickshire, stands as a testament to the evolution of mental healthcare. From its humble beginnings in 1827 as Bricklayers, it has grown into a sanctuary for those seeking solace and support. "The Vegetabull" poster catches your eye – a playful reminder that nourishing our bodies with wholesome foods is essential for optimal health. Crieff Hydropathic in Perthshire, Scotland offers rejuvenation through hydrotherapy treatments amidst breathtaking scenery. Greek vase painting by Sosias depicts Achilles and Patroclus - an ancient reminder that even heroes require care and healing. Our own journey towards wellness starts with understanding ourselves; a front view diagram reveals intricate facial muscles responsible for expressions we often take for granted. A nostalgic glimpse into the 1950s introduces us to a dedicated Health Visitor who tirelessly served communities with compassion and expertise. Whipps Cross Hospital in Essex continues this legacy today, providing cutting-edge medical care while cherishing human connection. Innocence radiates from a girl playing Nurse – reminding us that nurturing others is inherent within us all. The diversity between adult and children's teeth showcases how oral hygiene plays an integral role in maintaining overall health. From historical landmarks to everyday moments, these snapshots invite reflection on the value we place on our well-being. Let them inspire you to cherish your health as much as those who have dedicated their lives to preserving it.