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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1889-1890-688

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42 REPORT ×™ relinquished the work and the Committee took the whole charge of the nursing into their own hands This necessitated further accommodation for the nurses and it was made suf- ficiently extensive to admit of the establishment of private nursing staff The Hospital is at length therefore at the close of the first fifty years of its existence complete and independent in all its arrangements Though not large Hospital it is sufficient when its Wards are in full use to render all the special service to the public that can be expected from such an institution and to afford ample instruction to the School of Medicine in King's College 55 The Council no less than the Committee are bound "to record their gratitude to Almighty God for the success which has attended the work of the Hospital during the past fifty years and which is still vouchsafed to it and to express an earnest hope that such review of the past will be an en- couragement to all friends of the Hospital to continue and increase their exertions for its welfare Though the Hospital is at this moment free from debt two of its wards were closed four years ago for lack of funds and the Council earnestly appeal to all friends of the College for such liberal contri- butions on the interesting occasion of this Jubilee year as may both enable these wards to be re-opened and may ensure the full activity of the Hospital for the future -In the Evening Classes the number of matriculated stu- dents has somewhat diminished The development of agencies for evening instruction in London which has of late been in- creasing year by year has necessarily encouraged the attend- ance of students in neighbourhoods more convenient to them selves than King1s College But the College will always be able by means of its various appliances and resources to offer instruction peculiarly suitable to students seeking thorough and advanced instruction and there is no reason for dis- couragement respecting the attendance of such students Gilbart Lectures -The Gilbart Lectures which have been delivered this year by Paget Esq Barrister-at-Law
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