Patient information plaque

These plaques would have hung in the Devon and Exeter Hospital, they give an insight into the strict admission procedures for hospital patients in the 18th and early 19th centuries. It was common for patients to only be admitted if they came to the hospital on a specific day or had a recommendation from a hospital governor or senior member of staff.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
brass on
Common Name
Patient information plaque
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
NO PATIENTS can be admitted who do not attend on THURSDAYS at Eleven o’Clock PRECISELY.

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patient information plaque