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Charles Dickens & the Hospital Scandal

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Charles Dickens and the London 'dead-house' mystery

The mystery of how Charles Dickens forced a London hospital to make changes in the way it treated the dead has been unravelled.

Charles Dickens scholars have long been intrigued about his involvement in a hospital scandal in the 1850s.

In correspondence between the writer and the philanthropist Angela Burdett-Coutts, there are references to a statement sent to the governors of St George's Hospital in west London.

But the depth of Dickens' involvement has only just been discovered after the full statement was uncovered by an academic examining the hospital's archive earlier this year.

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Tooting? One imagines they have quite a lot of gastroenterology specialists in residence...

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