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St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London

St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, in the City of Westminster, London, was founded in 1845. Since the UK's first academic health science centre was created in 2008, it has been operated by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Until 1988 the hospital ran St Mary's Hospital Medical School, part of the federal University of London. St Mary's Hospital first opened its doors to patients in 1851, the last of the great voluntary hospitals to be founded. The hospital site incorporates the private Lindo wing where several celebrity and royal births have occurred. Notable discoveries at St Mary's include Heroin in 1874 and Penicillin in 1928.

Members of the English Rothschild family have supported the hospital over three generations, most notably Anthony de Rothschild (1887-1961) and Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (b.1931).

St Mary's Hospital & Imperial College School of Medicine, Rothschild testimonial, 2016

000/2370, 1 volume

Three Generations of the Rothschild family at St Mary's Hospital & Imperial College School of Medicine. Privately published in 2016 and presented to Sir Evelyn de Rothschild. Enclosed in the book is a letter from Ara Darzi, Lord Darzi of Denham, dated 20 October 2016 explaining the background to the publication.