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Hear from Dr Claire Phillips about the medical care at the Foundling Hospital and how it paved the way for paediatric care in England.

The admittance policy of the London Foundling Hospital stated that all children were to be healthy upon admittance. However, children contracted a range of infectious diseases, such as smallpox and measles, whilst in the Hospital. This talk by historian Dr Claire Phillips will examine the medical care given to the children and argue that care within the Foundling Hospital provided the foundations for paediatric care in England.

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The Foundling Museum

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