'Old Bethlehem Hospital, Moorfields about 1750', (c1872). Creator: Unknown.

'Old Bethlehem Hospital, Moorfields about 1750', (c1872). Creator: Unknown.

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'Old Bethlehem Hospital, Moorfields about 1750', (c1872). View of the Bethlem Royal Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in London dating back to the 13th century. The building at Moorfields (seen here), was designed by natural philosopher and City Surveyor Robert Hooke, and constructed between 1675 and 1676. The term 'bedlam' is derived from the hospital's prior nickname, (a corruption of Bethlehem). From Old and New London, Vol. II: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places, by Walter Thornbury. [Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., London, Paris & New York]

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  1. George Walter Thornbury: British: Author, writer, journalist
  2. Robert Hooke: British: Experimental philosopher, scientist, architect

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  1. Landscape

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World Europe United Kingdom England Greater London London

  1. 51 30 51 N , 000 05 35 W

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