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Welcome to HHARP, the home of 19th century children’s hospital records

We are very pleased to announce the addition of a new database of admission records to the HHARP website: the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. Covering the period 1883 (when the hospital first opened) to 1903, the database offers insight into the health of the poor child in the Scottish city of Glasgow, complementing databases already available for three London hospitals: the Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street, the Evelina Hospital and the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease. In HHARP family historians can find patients by name, medical historians can study childhood diseases and investigate pioneering medical staff, while demographers can analyse incidence of disease in Victorian and Edwardian London. It provides access to nearly 120,000 individual admission records between 1852 and 1914; and a collection of articles on the early history of the hospitals, pen-portraits of personalities who inhabited them and a gallery of images.

Browse around the site to discover its treasures. Better still, register now. It costs nothing, and registered users get access to more detailed information and the ability to print and download results of searches.

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  • Rebecca NovisRebecca Novis

    Rebecca Novis was nine when she was admitted to the Hospital on the 17th April 1871. She lived in nearby Canonbury. Her symptoms included a refusal to speak, move or open her eyes for four months. The doctors were curious about her condition and lavished much attention on her. Her treatment included electrotherapy, which seemed to persuade her to speak. She was discharged at the end of May, but readmitted with a recurrence of the symptoms on 3rd July, for ten days, after which she was sent to convalesce at Cromwell House. To learn more about Rebecca’s condition click here.