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

HHARP has been updated! We have recently added more records for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. HHARP now provides access to 140,213 admission records to four children’s hospitals: three in London, the Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Evelina and the Alexandra Hip Hospital for Children, and one from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. Between them the databases cover a period from 1852 to 1921. Medical historians and demographers will find HHARP an invaluable tool in the study of the early development of paediatric medicine. Family historians and local historians will find a treasure trove of information on Victorian families and healthcare in Victorian and Edwardian London and Glasgow.

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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.