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The Metropolitan Asylums Board's smallpox ships in Long Reach.

The Metropolitan Asylums Board's smallpox ships in Long Reach.
The Metropolitan Asylums Board's floating smallpox hospitals in Long Reach.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4165
Description: The Metropolitan Asylums Board's hospital ships moored at Long Reach on the Thames. From left to right they were the 'Atlas' - an old man-of-war, the former frigate 'Endymion', and the former Channel steamer 'Castalia'. Between 1884 and 1902 almost all detected smallpox cases in London were sent to these ships.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1901
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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