Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospitals

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Bowring and Lady Curzon hospitals (BLCH) is a teaching hospital and autonomous university in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It was originally a medical institution belonging to Mysore State, but in 1884 it was made over to the Civil and Military Administration. This Hospital was only Civil Medical Institution of Bangalore till 1890. It had accommodation for 104 beds, of which 80 were for men and 24 for women patients. Additional accommodation for female patients was provided by the donations contributed by philanthropic citizens and by the Government of India. This additional hospital was named Lady Curzon Hospital.

History[edit]

The Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospitals was built on the plan of the Lariboisière Hospital in Paris and was formally opened in 1868 by Mr. Lewin Benthon Bowring, the then Commissioner of Mysore. It was originally a medical institution belonging to Mysore State, but in 1884 it was made over to the Civil and Military Administration. This Hospital was only Civil Medical Institution of Bangalore till 1890. It had accommodation for 104 beds, of which 80 were for men and 24 for women patients. Additional accommodation for female patients was provided by the donations contributed by philanthropic citizens and by the Government of India. This additional hospital was named Lady Curzon Hospital. The two hospitals were fully equipped with X - ray and Pathological laboratory. They were both placed in the combined charge of one Superintendent in 1911. In 1947, the Civil and Military station were retrocede to the Mysore Durbar. In consequence of this the Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospitals along with other medical institutions of the area were placed under the administrative control of Mysore Medical Department.

Further details[edit]

  • Website : http://bowringandladycurzonhospitals.com
  • The Lady Curzon Hospital in Bangalore, now known as Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital
  • Lady Curzon of Kedleston, Vicereine of India, c. 1902
  • MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT: Dr. SIS Khadri
  • Telephone Junction Numbers:
    • 080-2532 7715 – 04
    • 080-2559 2813 – 08
    • 080-2559 1362 – 07
    • 080-2532 7713- 06-104
    • 080-2532 7714-05
    • 080-2557 1804-02

Vintage Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doveton, CH (1900). Picturesque Bangalore. Bombay: The Times Press. Retrieved 6 March 2015.