Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham
Aerial view of Shotley Bridge Hospital, County Durham. It was originally opened by the Gateshead Union in 1912 as a TB sanatorium (far right of picture), with accommodation for elderly and infirm workhouse inmates added later (upper half of picture). The site later became a "mental defectives' colony". During World War Two, Emergency Medical Scheme wards were erected (lower part of picture).
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection
Portrait of Ethel Le Neve
Ethel Le Neve, Dr Crippen's mistress. Dr Crippen, an American citizen, lived at 39 Hilldrop Cresent, Camden, London. He was accused of murdering his wife when she disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Crippen had told friends that his wife, Belle Elmore had died due to illness, but when first questioned by police he told them she had eloped with a lover. The police returned to Hilldrop Cresent to question Crippen a second time only to discover that he and his mistress, Miss Le Neve had disappeared. Detectives searched around the house and uncovered a headless body in the cellar. A warrant was released for Dr Crippen's arrest. The captain of the ship, the 'Montrose', on which Crippen was travelling in disguise, suspected him and his fellow passenger, Le Neve (dressed as a boy). The captain sent a wireless message to Scotland Yard, telling of his suspicions. The ship was greeted by the police and Dr Crippen and Miss Le Neve were arrested. Crippen was tried for murder and sentenced to death, whilst Miss Le Neve was acquitted and moved to America under a different name.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Cholera epidemic, Tiberias, Israel
Cholera epidemic, Tiberias, Lower Galilee, Israel, 1-15 October 1918 -- chart drawn by the American Zionist Medical Unit (part of a missionary society), showing cases to the west of Bahar Jehud, regarded as the source of pollution. Date: 1918
© Mary Evans / Pharcide
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