StorageSiteUCL Institute of Neurology
Reference Number MVH
TitleMaida Vale Hospital
DescriptionThe archives of The Maida Vale Hospital (MVH) comprise administrative, financial, nursing, property and staff records, and records of events and fund-raising.

Related archives held elsewhere:
Brain, Walter Russell, 1st Baron Brain: Royal College of Physicians of England and Wales (RCP)
Godlee, Sir Rickman John: Wellcome Library, Suffolk Record Office (SRO)
Golla, Frederick Lucien: Rockefeller Archive Center, New York
Guthrie, Leonard: Royal College of Physicians of England and Wales (RCP)
Wilson, Charles McMoran, 1st Baron Moran: Royal College of Physicians of England and Wales (RCP), Wellcome Library.
AdminHistoryThe Maida Vale Hospital, originally established as The London Infirmary for Epilepsy and Paralysis, was founded by Dr Julius Althaus in 1866, initially in a small house in Marylebone, London. Its first appointed consulting surgeon was Alexander Ure; while Julius Althaus became the hospital's first physician. In 1873 the hospital's name was changed to The Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System. In 1876 it became The Hospital for Epilepsy and Paralysis (HEP). In 1873 the hospital moved to new, improved premises in Regent's Park. In 1900 the institution's final location was established at Maida Vale, and it became The Maida Vale Hospital for Nervous Diseases in 1937. Following World War Two, under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, the Hospital amalgamated with The National Hospital, Queen Square to form The National Hospitals for Nervous Diseases.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
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