Tuesday, July 6, 2010

[View of a temporaray medical station, Bombay.]--Photographer: Unknown Medium: Photographic print Date: 1890

Photograph of a temporary medical station in Bombay from the 'Album of architectural and topographical views, mostly in South Asia' taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. Bombay, the capital of Maharashtra, is one of India's major industrial centres. In 1661, the area came under English control as part of the dowry brought to Charles II by the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza. In the 19th century, Bombay became a prosperous centre for maritime trade. As the population grew, improved medical facities were required in the city. Unlike the temporary structure shown in this view, the two most important permanent medical structures built at this time are still standing today; St George's Hospital and the Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy Hospital.

[View of a temporaray medical station, Bombay.]

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