Hulme Dispensary

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 MMC/9/32
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 J b 27
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      12 items

Scope and Content

The collections consists of annual reports, notes and cuttings relating to the Dispensary and a pharmacopeia.

Administrative / Biographical History

A small dispensary was opened in Hulme in 1830, but closed shortly afterwards and no records survive. The new Hulme Dispensary was founded in Drake Street 1869. It was a voluntary dispensary, free to poor out-patients without the need for a recommendation from a subscriber, but recommendations were required for home-patients. Later, a small charge was made to patients. Hulme Dispensary opened special departments for women's diseases and skin diseases in the 1890s. The Dispensary later moved to Dale Street, Stretford Road, and closed in 1939. It was not related to Hulme Provident Dispensary.