Administrative / Biographical History

This hospital began in 1881 when Miss Greenfield, a qualified teacher with the American Presbyterians, opened a small dispensary. Her sister joined her (she was a nurse at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children) and they put some beds in a small disused church building. Their brother was a businessman in Edinburgh, and his financial backing enabled them to open a hospital. In 1894, Dame Edith Brown founded a college for training women doctors. The hospital has pioneered many forms of health care.

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