[ St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. ] Detailed manuscript 'weekly account of the receipt and consumption of provisions', giving a detailed daily breakdown of food and drink consumed over a five-year period, in substantial ledger printed for the purpose

St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London (City of Westminster), founded in 1845
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[ St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London (City of Westminster). In account book by London stationers Waterlow & Sons. ]From week ending 22 October 1898 to week ending 17 October 1903.

A substantial and heavy leather-bound volume, 49 x 37 x 7 cm, by the London stationers Waterlow & Sons, containing in excess of 250 double-page weekly entries, meticulously and neatly completed in manuscript, giving a daily itemised breakdown of the consumption of a wide range of provisions. A valuable social document, casting light on Victorian hospital administration and dietary habits. Internally in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in heavily-worn brown blind-stamped leather binding with damaged spine, with marbled endpapers and edges.

[Presentation copy of offprint.] Ueber vegetarische Diät. Von Dr. Rudolf Staehelin, I. Assistenzarzt der medizinischen Klinik zu Basel

Rudolf Staehelin (1875-1943), Swiss physician [vegetarianism; vegetarian]
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Separatadruck aus dem Correspondenz-Blatt für Schweizer Aerzte, 1906, Nr. 13.

12pp., 8vo. Stapled and unbound. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Stamped at head of first page: 'Uberreicht vom Verfasser.", with the word 'DIETETICS' written beneath this in red ink. Scarce: no copies at the Wellcome or on COPAC, and the only copy on OCLC WorldCat at Basel.

[Medical subject] Autograph Letter Signed "Sydney Holland". Viscount Knutsford to "Warner"[ascribed to a "Townsend Warner" in note added to letter in another hand [Harrow schoolmaster?]. Letter about the feeding of patients and nurses' diet.

Sydney Holland, 2nd Viscount Knutsford (1855–1931), barrister, peer, Chairman of the London Hospital House Committee from 1896 to 1931
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[Headed] Kneesworth Hall, Royston, Herts, 11 Dec. 1913.

Two pages, cr. 8vo, fold marks, good condition. "Do not I know that sort of critic. He probably knows nothing about Hospitals. It is so easy to make general statements. "Wasted" indeed. I wonder how one could waste money in feeding these poor people many of whom would be far better if we could feed them up. A short time ago one of our doctors suggested suet & treacle for his patients and got the reply 'we can't afford it'. It is miserable economy to starve patients. And as to nurses it is absolutely essential that their food should be appetizing & varied.

[Pamphlet] The Diet Essential to Health. The value of vitamines.

F.E. Macdonald Docker
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The London Research & Information Bureau, 5 Tavistock Square, London, WC1, 1922

Pamphlet, original green printed paper wraps, Stapled as issued (rusted), 20pp, with 4pp advts, good condition. Only copy listed on COPAC at BL.

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