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Medical History Walk

Lancaster has a rich and fascinating history which includes a medieval leprosy hospital and one of the oldest surviving medical societies, the Lancaster and Morecambe Medical Society (formerly the Lancaster Medical Book Club), founded in 1823. 

History trail

Lancaster's Medical History is explored in this walking route visiting some of the city’s landmark buildings and find out about, lost hospitals, the true stories of Dr. Buck Ruxton, the GP convicted of a double murder, and James Case, the part-time surgeon hanged in Lancaster, and much more!

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Photo of Thomas Howitt Jr. – Date uncertain

‘Resident Medical Officers pictured outside Royal Lancaster Infirmary – 1897’

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Medical History Walk Notes by DR Bryan Rhodes

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