At the time of it’s construction Netley Hospital was the lon

by Jim Morgan

At the time of it’s construction Netley Hospital was the longest building in the world. Florence Nightengale was involved in it’s construction. It was heavily politicised.

In 1867, journalist Matthew Wallingford paid visit to the hospital to write a report for the local parish newsletter:
” It was a ghastly display of deception to say the least. To the naked eye it is a triumph of modern architecture, but should you inherit the misfortune to be sectioned there, one would not think of the place as so. It is not so much as the greatest military hospital in the world as much as it is a rather impractical waste of government finance.””

It was the home of the Army Medical School as alluded to in _A Study in Scarlet_.

Here is the wikipedia article on Netley Hospital for those interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netley_Hospital

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