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Liverpool Infirmary for Children
  1. JULIAN VERBOV, Professor of Dermatology
  1. Alder Hey Children's Hospital
  2. Liverpool L12 2AP, UK

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    Editor,—Dr Black, in his historical paper,1 mentions that The Hospital For Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, founded in 1852 was the first Children's Hospital in the UK. In fact, The Liverpool Infirmary for Children was founded in 1851. This date has been confirmed by the Liverpool Records Office, although there is a view that it was opened in 1848.2 In the first ten months, 657 outpatients were treated by the medical staff. At that time the Infirmary was housed in a building in Upper Hill Street.

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