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Cheadle, Walter Butler

  • Person
  • 1835-1910

Educated at Bingley Grammar School and Caius College, Cambridge. BA 1859. Student at St George's Hospital Medical School, MB 1861. Accompanied Viscount Milton in 1862 on an expedition to the Rocky Mountains and contributed to an account of the journey, 'The North-West Passage by Land'.

Assistant physician, lecturer and dean of medical school at St Mary's Hospital; assistant physician at Great Ormond Street, 1869. Consultant on children's diseases; worked on artifical feeding of infants and rheumatism. Advocated admission of women to the profession. Lecturer at the London Medical School for Women. Censor of the Royal College of Physicians.

Married Anne Murgatroyd in 1866; they had four sons. Married Emily Mansei Mansel, Inspector of Queen Victoria's Jubilee Institute for Nurses.

South London Hospital for Women and Children

  • Corporate body
  • 1912-1984

Founded by Eleanor Davies-Colley (1874-1934) and Maud Chadburn (1868-1957), surgeons at the New Hospital for Women, in 1912 as a general hospital for women and providing training for women. The hospital was officially opened in 1916.

Only women and children were admitted, and the whole staff, with the exception of the engineer and the gardener, were women. A new building nearby was purchased and opened in 1924, an out-patients department on the same site added in 1927, a new wing opened in 1929 and a new X-ray department opened in 1932. The Second World War postponed further expansion. The hospital joined the Emergency Medical Service, and admitted war casualties, including male patients. Nurses' Home was opened in 1945. A country annex near Crawley, was opened in 1948, and closed in 1970.

In 1948, the hospital joined the NHS under the Lambeth Group Hospital Management Committee, part of the South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board. In 1964 it came under the South West London Group Hospital Management Committee, and in 1974 it became part of the Wandsworth and East Merton (Teaching) District Health Authority, part of the South West Thames Regional Health Authority. In 1982, it came under the Wandsworth District Health Authority, which closed it in 1984.

Victoria Hospital for Children

  • Corporate body
  • 1866-1964

Opened in 1866 as a specialist hospital for children at Gough House on Queens Road West (Royal Hospital Road; Tite Street). In-patient beds were provided from 1867, and new wards opened in 1874 following an expansion.

A convalescent home opened in Margate in 1876 for the hospital, and a new street, named Tite Street built next to the hospital. New out-patients building was built in the 1880s. In 1890 the hospital absorbed the St Gabriel ome for Infants, and a new convalescent home was opened in 1892 in Broadstairs, Kent (named the Victoria and Zachery Merton Convalescent Home); the Margate convalescent home continued to be used as a long-term children's hospital. The hospital was expanded in 1903, and renamed Victoria Hospital for Children in 1905.

During the First World War two wards were used by the 2nd London General Hospital, but restored as children's wards in 1916. The hospital purchased a neighbouring house in 1921, and a new physiotherapy department was opened in 1922. Further expansions were carried out in the 1920s.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, the out-patients department was taken over by the Chelsea Borough Council to use as a First Aid Post and Decontamination Centre, and a paediatric casualty service was established. Due to damage caused by bombs, in-patient were sent to hospitals outside London.

There were plans to amalgamate the hospital with the Belgrave Hospital for Children, but the hospital instead became part of the St George's Hospital Group. In 1964, the Ministry of Health closed the hospital and the services were transferred to St George's Hospital in Tooting, where the Victoria Wing was named after the hospital, and a children's ward was named the Princess Louise Ward.

Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles

  • Person
  • 1871-1945

Son of Thomas Tillyer Whipham. Educated at Rugby School and New College Oxford, and at St George's Hospital, where his father was a physician. He graduated M.B.,B.Ch.Oxon in 1898, took the M.R.C.P in 1900, and proceeded M.A. and M.D. in 1905.

At St George's Hospital he served as demonstrator in materia medica, assistant curator of the museum, and medical registrar.

Later he became physician to the Evalina Hospital for Children, and assistant physician and physician-in-charge of the children's department of the Prince of Wales Hospital, Tottenham. In 1918 he moved to South Devon where he acted as assistant physician to the Exeter Dispensary and the Children's Convalescent Home at Exmouth. His manual on Medical Diseases of Children was published in 1912.