Finsbury Dispensary

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The Finsbury Dispensary was a charitable dispensary dispensing medical treatment to the poor in Finsbury, London. It was founded in 1780 by a Quaker, one George Friend. It operated from various premises during its existence in the 19th century, notably, between 1819 and 1838 it occupied a large, well-appointed house in St. John's Street, at which premises it is sometimes called the New Finsbury Dispensary.[1][2][3]

A number of well-known surgeons and physicians worked at the Finsbury Dispensary. These include;


  1. ^ Samuel J. Rogal, John Wesley's London: a guidebook, p.104, Edwin Mellen Press, 1988 ISBN 0-88946-823-0
  2. ^ Samuel Lewis, A topographical dictionary of England, S. Lewis & Co., London, 1840.
  3. ^ Roger M Ridley-Smith, "The Finsbury Dispensary", New Zealand Medical Journal, vol.119, no.1233, 5 May 2006, archived 15 April 2016.