SURGICAL AID SOCIETY (THE) (Established 1862), Salisbury-sq, Fleet-st - Supplies every kind of mechanical support to the afflicted poor, without limit as to locality or disease. Water-beds and invalid couches, etc., are lent upon the recommendation of subscribers. By special grants to urgent and deserving cases, the committee ensure that every patient receives prompt assistance.
Charles Dickens Jr. et al, Dickens Dictionary of London,
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