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The Friday Photo: Skin Hospital, John Bright Street

Posted June 20th, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

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This listed building on John Bright Street is a former hospital, built in 1881, it opened in 1888. It was originally Birmingham Skin and Urinary Hospital but I’ve heard it described as the Birmingham Skin and Lock Hospital and I wondered what that meant. After a little research it seems that Lock Hospitals were for the treatment of people with venereal diseases. The hospital had three entrances, one for staff, one for men and one for women and children. In 1935 the main skin hospital moved to new premises but the John Bright Street building remained open as an outpatients department until 1983.

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    […] adjoining Edwards had previously been the Birmingham Skin and Urinary Hospital which, according to Birmingham Conservation Trust, moved to new premises in 1935, though an outpatients department remained open there until as late […]

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  2. Rock on! Memories of Eddies Rock Club – formerly Edwards No8 – as it plans double relaunch after Sonisphere clash | Birmingham news July 2, 2014

    […] adjoining Edwards had previously been the Birmingham Skin and Urinary Hospital which, according to Birmingham Conservation Trust, moved to new premises in 1935, though an outpatients department stayed open there until as late as […]

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