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    Atkinson Morley Hospital (AMH) was located at Copse Hill, Wimbledon, London , SW20, England from 1869 until 2003. The hospital was noted as one of the most advanced brain surgery centres in the world, and in particular for the first use of computed tomography (CT) on a human being in 1972 by Godfrey Hounsfield for which he was awarded the 1979 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

    The hospital was opened in 1869 following a donation of £100,000 by Mr Atkinson Morley, a wealthy hotelier and landowner, to St George's Hospital "for receiving, maintaining, and generally assisting convalescent poor patients". Mr Atkinson Morley had been a medical student at St George's Hospital, Hyde Park Corner about 1800. 28 acres of land from the Duke of Wellington's old estate in Wimbledon was bought and a building was constructed in the Second Empire style.

    The hospital remained a convalescent home until 1939. During World War II, when the Bolingbroke and St. George’s acted as emergency hospitals for war casualties, the Neurosurgery Unit was established at the AMH by the neurosurgeon Sir Wylie McKissock. As the Regional Neurosciences Unit for South West London, the hospital even had its own helicopter landing facility. Nextdoor was the Wolfson Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre.

    The hospital remained open until 2003 when neurology services were relocated to a purpose built wing of the main St George's Hospital site, which had by then moved to Tooting.


    The scanner was nice (shame this is not in a musium rather than left to the chavs) but the rest of the hospital is a bit dull really. No colours as my fellow explorer pointed out.
























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    Super find Els! Great pics:) the MRI is fantastic, can't beleve they left it there! those are insanely expensive:chatterbox:
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    Great shots fella..this is a much underated explore.

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    good report mate, always enjoy seeing photos from here, never seen that spiral staircase before

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    Amazing ! I was a patient here as a child in the fifties.


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