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Lou Scannon

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  1. I vaguely remember the name but regret I can supply no detail for you. I do remember that donor blood for heart-lung machines had to be collected into a 'special' anticoagulant called Edglugate; at that time the heart-lung machines required large quantities of blood to prime and run the machine. Afraid I can no longer remember any detail of the anticoagulant and no longer have access to reference sources. Sorry not to be of more help but would be interested to see a copy of your finished paper. Lou Scannon
  2. I believe there was one at Crookes which became the Regional Blood Transfusion Centre until about 1971ish when it moved to Longley Lane. No idea what ultimately became of the Crookes building.
  3. Looks like we shall never know. Shame really, I was looking forward to some kind of resolution/conclusion to this mystery.
  4. I suppose it sounds better than "This is where we put the water in the beer" LS
  5. They don't make 'em like that anymore. Sadly.
  6. I think it was the smaller size bottle that such as Barley Wine was supplied. In the above case I guess this was Magnet's strong ale as a smaller 'nip' is about the price of a small 'ordinary' beer.
  7. Just to complete this, thanks to a personal communication with Stunmon I am now in touch, after about 50 years, with my old pal Tony. Many thanks, keep up the good work. Lou S
  8. richardbush.1@gmail.com

  9. Hi, I used to work with a Tony Bush in 1961/2 when we were no'but lads, sounds as though it may be the same guy, any idea where he is now? I'd love to get in touch. RAB was always Tony when I knew him but I believe he later became Richard. If it's the same chap last I heard he was working in London but that was many years ago. Lou S.
  10. The hospital boiler house was on the opposite corner, the stoker used charge the furnace then slide across the road for a quick 'un.
  11. I too thought they added a touch of class and was somewhat disappointed when they were removed. I was reassured at the time by reading that they were carefully dismantled to be placed in storage, refurbished as required and reused. Over the years I have looked in vain for their reappearance. LS
  12. Thanks for the update. The tenner was well spent. It seems we/you now have the truth of it. I still find it a little odd that TB patients would be treated at the same hospital as patients with puerperal sepsis as I guess both sets of patients would be somewhat immunocompromised with a good chance of cross infection, I suppose the state of knowledge at that time....... Interesting thread, thanks. Lou
  13. Edmund, thanks so much for your detailed information. I guess the differential diagnosis makes all the difference. I was somewhat pixie led at first by the TB reference and my misreading earlier posts to think the year referred to was 1920. I was trying to work out where "Meadowhead" hospital was. I had considered Norton hospital but the TB reference seemed to rule it out making Dronfield the preferred option. Sorry about the tenner but inquiring minds need to know......... Related to this you may be interested in one of my heroes, Ignaz Semmelweis, who had an interesting life and sad death. Lou
  14. This would appear to be it. Somewhat sparse on detail but it’s all I can find. Looks to be well out of date & the link to Derbyshire Record Office doesn’t work. Pre 1948 isolation & mental hospital but no indication of when it was built/opened. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/hospitalrecords/details.asp?id=1094 It would have been a short walk from Meadowhead, down the road towards Chesterfield then a cut across the fields. It's now a private nursing home, Brookview, Holmley Lane, £600 - £900 per week.