1955 Royal Free Hospital outbreak

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In 1955 there was a cluster outbreak of myalgic encephalomyelitis amongst staff at the Royal Free Hospital in North London, in the United Kingdom.[1] The outbreak occurred at a prior location to the current hospital site in Hampstead NW3. The outbreak led to the creation of the disease name Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.[2]

Outbreak location[edit]

The building that housed the Royal Free Hospital in 1955 when the outbreak occurred

The outbreak occurred at a previous site of the hospital, which is now in Hampstead in North London (NW3). The outbreak occurred at 256 Grays Inn Road (WC1X) which is now the Eastman Dental Hospital.


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References[edit]

  1. An Outbreak of Encephalomyelitis in the Royal Free Hospital Group, London, in 1955 - The Medical Staff Of The Royal Free Hospital
  2. Wikipedia - Royal Free Hospital


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