A bit of medical history

It’s rare to get an insight into medical practice from sixty years ago – but today you can.  Vicky’s grandfather was a doctor and, after he finished his war service as a medic in the RAF, was the Superintendent Physician at the Milford Chest Hospital in Surrey.  The hospital has quite an interesting history, including being credited as ‘the birthplace of the British sitcom’.  You can read about the hospital here – and there is mention of Vicky’s grandfather, Dr Joules.  Below is his contract of employment, commencing in 1954 and offering a salary of £2225 per year.  Dr Joules and his family lived in a house (Allison House, named after the first Superintendent) on the hospital site, for which he paid £120 a year (including heating and bills!).  Amazing to see how times have changed…

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