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Guy's Hospital

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"Guy's Hospital for Incurables". An illustration from John Stow's Survey of London (1755).

Guy's Hospital is a large NHS hospital in the borough of Southwark in south London. It is administratively a part of Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. It is a large teaching hospital and is home to Guy's, King's & St Thomas' School of Medicine and Guy's, King's & St Thomas' Dental Institute, faculties of King's College London.

It was founded in 1721 by Sir Thomas Guy (1644/45-December 27th 1724), a publisher who had made a fortune in the South Sea Bubble. It was originally established as a hospital to treat 'incurables' discharged from St Thomas' Hospital.

Guy's has expanded over the centuries. In 1974 it added the 34 storey Guy's Tower. At 143 metres (469 feet) high, this is the 11th tallest building in London and the tallest hospital building in the world. Other buildings on the Guy's campus include the original 18th century chapel.

In 2005 children's departments at Guy's will move to the newly constructed Evelina Children's Hospital.

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