Leeds nostalgia: Leeds medicinal history

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Not Doctor Kildare, not General Hospital and certainly not Carry On Doctor.

The medical establishments of Leeds have always been at the centre of vital research and the scene of countless life saving operations and treatments.

1982: Staff nurse Linda Smith on duty at Leeds General Infirmary.

1982: Staff nurse Linda Smith on duty at Leeds General Infirmary.

One of our pictures shows an early x-ray machine that might have been more terrifying than the ailment itself but this type of treatment along with vaccinations and transplants were part of a world where traditional nasties such as smallpox and polio were still very much a threat to the health of the city.

Many fledgling doctors and nurses over the years have graduated from Leeds wards and it is these people that have formed a core of hard working staff to cope with history’s medical challenges.

It is of course, a tradition that continues unabated to this day.

Now send us YOUR memories! To feature on this page email your pictures with accompanying caption to: david.clay@jpress.co.uk

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