Engraving of Guy's Hospital, where John Keats trained as a doctor

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An engraving of Guy's Hospital, London.

Full title:
Guy's Hospital, Southwark: the entrance courtyard, with a patient being carried in on a stretcher. Engraving.
Published:
1799, London
Format:
Print / Image
Creator:
unknown
Copyright:
© Wellcome Images
Usage terms:
Some rights reserved
Held by:
Wellcome Images
Shelfmark:
L0005788

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