11th December


NHNN/S/1 Medical staff: correspondence 1865-1921

Letter of resignation from Dr Brudenell Carter, Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon

Dear Mr Burford Rawlings,

In reply to your note I inclose cheque for my subscription to the National Hospital, for which I had expected the Collector to call.

Kindly note that it is not my intention to continue this subscription, and also be good enough to receive my resignation of the post of Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Hospital.

With all good wishes for the coming year,

Sincerely yours,

R. Brudenell Carter


On This Day is a diary of day to day life in the Hospital covering 1859 to the 1940’s.

Extracts are taken from the staff records, letters, the reports of the Matron and the Lady Superintendent, and the minutes of the Board of Management and the Medical Committee. They were compiled with the help of Janet Townsend, Frankie Alves, Louise Shepherd, Michael Clark and Liz Yamada

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