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Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital during the First World War was housed in what is now the Hatton Gallery

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During the First World War the building that now houses the Hatton Gallery was requisitioned to house the 1st Northern General Hospital. This was normal practice throughout the war years, as army hospitals were needed across the country and on a large scale. The Fine Art building in which you are now standing was then part of Armstrong College, Durham University. The hospital was staffed by students and staff with an association to the university, which of course included a Medical School. In 1914 the hospital had 420 beds but by 1917 this number had risen to 2,166. Over the course of the war the hospital took in at least 41,896 servicemen. (Copyright) by permission of Robinson Library, Newcastle University. We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Robinson Library, Newcastle University' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email claire.ross@twmuseums.org.uk

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