Thomas Radford

Last updated

Dr Thomas Radford (1793-1881) was a doctor in Manchester. He was an important figure in the development of Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester.

Radford was born in Hulme Fields and was apprenticed to his uncle, William Wood, at the Manchester Lying-in Charity in 1810. He joined the hospital in 1818 as a man-midwife; from 1834 he was house surgeon extraordinary; from 1841 until his death in 1881 he was the consulting physician, and from 1874 also chairman of the board of management. [1] He was an early advocate of Caesarean section.

He gave his medical library and collection to the hospital in 1853, with £1,000, interest on which was devoted to its upkeep. He also donated £2,670 to pay for a medical officer to attend the sick poor of Hulme Fields. He was drawn around Manchester in a yellow chariot with two good horses. [2] The Radford Library from Saint Mary's Hospital (early obstetrical and gynaecological literature) [3] was donated to the Manchester Medical Society's library in 1927; the medical library amalgamated with the library of the university in 1930.

Related Research Articles

Chorlton-on-Medlock Human settlement in England

Chorlton-on-Medlock is an inner city area of Manchester, England.

William Henry (chemist) British chemist who formulated the law on the solubility of gases into liquids

William Henry was an English chemist. He was the son of Thomas Henry and was born in Manchester England. He developed what is known today as Henry's Law.

Saint Marys Hospital, Manchester Hospital in England

Saint Mary's Hospital is a hospital in Manchester, England. It is part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Founded in 1790, St Mary's provides a range of inter-related services specifically for women and children.

School of Medical Sciences, University of Manchester

The School of Medical Sciences at the University of Manchester is one of the largest in the United Kingdom with around 6,000 undergraduates, 3,000 postgraduates and 2,000 staff. It is the third oldest medical school in England and the largest medical school in the United Kingdom. The Faculty is a member of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and has four affiliated teaching hospitals at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Wythenshawe Hospital, Salford Royal Hospital and the Royal Preston Hospital.

North Manchester General Hospital Hospital in England

North Manchester General Hospital is a large NHS hospital in Crumpsall in the north of the English city of Manchester. It is operated by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group. There is an accident and emergency unit, together with a maternity unit, high dependency unit and a mental health wing. A long awaited plan to rebuild the hospital was announced publicly by Boris Johnson in the 2019 General Election campaign, and in November 2020 a £54 million funding bid for improvement works was made by the Trust, the city council and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning.

Ancoats Hospital Hospital in England

Ancoats Hospital was the commonly used name for the large inner-city hospital, located in Ancoats, to the north of the city centre of Manchester, England. Its official name was Ancoats Hospital and Ardwick and Ancoats Dispensary from 1875, when it replaced the Ardwick and Ancoats Dispensary that had existed since 1828.

Frederick Cawley, 1st Baron Cawley PC, JP, known as Sir Frederick Cawley, Bt, between 1906 and 1918, was a British businessman and Liberal Party politician. A wealthy cotton merchant, he represented Prestwich in parliament between 1895 and 1918 and served as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster between 1916 and 1918. Created a baronet in 1906, he was ennobled as Baron Cawley in 1918.

Withington Community Hospital Hospital in England

Withington Community Hospital is a hospital in south Manchester, England, managed by the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Oswald Cawley

Oswald Cawley, styled The Honourable from January 1918, was a British soldier and Liberal Party politician.

Manchester Library & Information Service

There are 24 public libraries in Manchester, England, including the famous Central Library in St Peter’s Square. As of 2012 Central Library is closed for refurbishment, but will reopen on 22 March 2014.

Cheadle Royal Hospital Hospital in Greater Manchester, England

Cheadle Royal Hospital is a psychiatric hospital in Heald Green, Greater Manchester, England, built between 1848 and 1849. The main building is Grade II listed.

James Niven

James Niven was a Scottish physician, perhaps best known for his work during the Spanish Flu outbreak in 1918 as Manchester's Medical Officer of Health. He held that position for 28 years (1894–1922), until he retired. He had previously been Oldham's Medical Officer of Health. He lectured in Public Health in Manchester. He committed suicide in 1925.

Charles William Edward Leigh was an English academic librarian. From 1895 to 1903 he was successively on the staff of the British Museum and librarian of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. In 1903 he was appointed librarian of the Library of Manchester University and held the post until his retirement in 1935. He edited two important catalogues of collections in the Library and established new administrative methods to replace the cumbersome systems used in the 19th century. The Dewey Decimal Classification was introduced by him together with higher standards in cataloguing based on those of the British Museum library.

Thomas Henry (apothecary)

Thomas Henry was a surgeon and apothecary. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and also the father of William Henry, the chemist who formulated Henry's Law.

University of Manchester Library Academic library system of the University of Manchester

The University of Manchester Library is the library system and information service of the University of Manchester. The main library is on the Oxford Road campus of the university, with its entrance on Burlington Street. There are also ten other library sites, eight spread out across the University's campus, plus The John Rylands Library on Deansgate and the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre situated inside Manchester Central Library.

Christie Hospital Hospital in Manchester, England

The Christie Hospital in Manchester, England, is one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. It is managed by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

Booth Hall Childrens Hospital Hospital in Greater Manchester, England

Booth Hall Children's Hospital was a children's hospital at Blackley in Manchester. It was managed by Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

John Hull (physician)

John Hull (1761–1843) was a prominent physician and obstetrician in Manchester during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He played an active role within the city's medical profession, and engaged in debate on issues of the day. He established himself as a physician and became prominent in the field of obstetrics.

Voluntary hospitals were created from the eighteenth century in the United Kingdom. In America, Ireland, and Australia, voluntary hospitals were established later. They can be distinguished from municipal hospitals, which were publicly owned, and private hospitals, which were run commercially. They were initially financed by public subscription. A voluntary hospital may also be a charitable hospital.

A. Sheridan Delépine (1855-1921) was a Swiss bacteriologist and pathologist. He was professor of pathology and bacteriology at Owens College, Manchester and then at the Victoria University of Manchester. Delépine was appointed when Julius Dreschfeld moved from pathology to a chair in the principles and practice of medicine in 1891. His Swiss accent made understanding his lectures rather hard, but his reputation among the students was high. He organized the work of his department with great energy and then organized and opened a public health laboratory in 1891. This laboratory contributed much to the investigation of public health and problems of sanitation. Medical students were taught practical hygiene and bacteriology in the laboratory and could obtain a diploma in public health. Delépine was from 1891 to 1910 professor of comparative pathology and bacteriology, then professor of public health and bacteriology from 1910 to 1921.

References

  1. --The Book of Manchester and Salford; for the British Medical Association. Manchester: George Falkner & Sons, 1929; pp. 120–21
  2. Leach, Penny (1990). St Mary's Hospital Manchester 1790-1990. Manchester.
  3. The Book of Manchester and Salford; for the British Medical Association. Manchester: George Falkner & Sons, 1929; pp. 229–232