Royal Free Hospital

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The Royal Free Hospital (also known simply as the Royal Free) is a major teaching hospital in the Hampstead area of the London Borough of Camden.wikipedia
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

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The hospital is part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, which also runs services at Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and a number of other sites.
It comprises Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, as well as clinics run by the trust at Edgware Community Hospital, Finchley Memorial Hospital and North Middlesex University Hospital.

Hampstead

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The Royal Free Hospital (also known simply as the Royal Free) is a major teaching hospital in the Hampstead area of the London Borough of Camden.
The largest employer in Hampstead is the Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, but many small businesses based in the area have international significance.

William Marsden (surgeon)

William Marsden
The Royal Free Hospital was founded in 1828 by the surgeon William Marsden to provide, as its name indicates, free care to those of little means.
William Marsden (August 1796 – 16 January 1867) was an English surgeon whose main achievements are the founding of two presently well-known hospitals, the Royal Free Hospital (in 1828) and the Royal Marsden Hospital (in 1851).

London Borough of Camden

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The Royal Free Hospital (also known simply as the Royal Free) is a major teaching hospital in the Hampstead area of the London Borough of Camden.

St Andrew Holborn (church)

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It is said that one evening, Marsden found a young girl lying on the steps of St. Andrew Church, Holborn, dying from disease and hunger and sought help for her from one of the nearby hospitals.
However, none would take her in, and she died in Marsden's arms; the horror of the experience inspired him to establish the Royal Free Hospital for the poor and destitute.

Andrew Wakefield

In February 1998, the Royal Free held a press conference to coincide with the publication in The Lancet of a paper by Andrew Wakefield who claimed to have found a possible link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
As a gastroenterologist at the Royal Free Hospital in London, he published a 1998 paper in The Lancet claiming a link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism.

Eastman Dental Hospital

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The Eastman Dental Clinic opened in a building adjacent to the main hospital in 1929.
Until 1947/48, the clinic was integrated into the Royal Free Hospital.

UCL Medical School

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In 1998, it merged with the University College Hospital's medical school to form the UCL Medical School and eventually the Royal Free and University College Medical School.
The currently configured and titled medical school was established in 2008 following mergers between UCLH Medical School and the medical school of the Middlesex Hospital (in 1987) and The Royal Free Hospital Medical School (in 1998).

London School of Medicine for Women

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For a long time, the Royal Free was the only London hospital allowing women to study medicine, forming an association with the London School of Medicine for Women, under which women from the school completed their clinical studies at the hospital, from 1877.
In 1877 an agreement was reached with the Royal Free Hospital that allowed students at the London School of Medicine for Women to complete their clinical studies there.

Ian Charleson

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The out-patients' centre was opened in 1992 by the actor Sir Ian McKellen and is named after the actor Ian Charleson.
The Royal Free Hospital's Ian Charleson Day Centre for people with HIV, in London, is named in his memory.

Ebola virus disease in the United Kingdom

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In 2014, the British nurse William Pooley was successfully treated for Ebola virus disease at the unit.
The high-level isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital, in the Hampstead area of London, received its first case on 24 August 2014.

Chronic fatigue syndrome

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The outbreak turned out to be a notable case in the UK of myalgic encephalomyelitis and resulted in the coining of that disease name.

University College London

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It has grown through mergers, including with the Institute of Neurology (in 1997), the Royal Free Hospital Medical School (in 1998), the Eastman Dental Institute (in 1999), the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (in 1999), the School of Pharmacy (in 2012) and the Institute of Education (in 2014).

Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever

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The unit has also previously been used to treat a patient with Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever.
In October 2012, a British man died from the disease at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

Belsize Park tube station

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The nearest London Underground station is Belsize Park, and the hospital is situated very near Hampstead Heath station on the London Overground.
The Royal Free Hospital is located a short distance to the north of the station.

Ebola virus disease

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The Royal Free Hospital has a high-level isolation unit equipped to treat highly infectious diseases such as Ebola virus disease.
After initial treatment in Glasgow, she was transferred by air to RAF Northolt, then to the specialist high-level isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London for longer-term treatment.

Middlesex University

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It operated from four sites (hospitals): Royal Free Hospital, Whittington Hospital (jointly owned with UCL), Chase Farm and North Middlesex.

Sheila Sherlock

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The department of liver medicine is recognised as one of the leading research units of its type in the world: it was founded by Professor Dame Sheila Sherlock.
The liver unit that she set up at the Royal Free Hospital became the centre for both research into liver disease and the education of trainees in the specialty.

Teaching hospital

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The Royal Free Hospital (also known simply as the Royal Free) is a major teaching hospital in the Hampstead area of the London Borough of Camden.

Barnet Hospital

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The hospital is part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, which also runs services at Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and a number of other sites.

Chase Farm Hospital

Chase Farm
The hospital is part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, which also runs services at Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and a number of other sites.

UCLPartners

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The trust is a founder member of the UCL Partners academic health science centre.

Academic health science centre

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The trust is a founder member of the UCL Partners academic health science centre.

Holborn

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After this experience Marsden set up a small dispensary at 16 Greville Street, Holborn, called the London General Institution for the Gratuitous Care of Malignant Diseases.