A new history of the Queen Square Institute of Neurology has recently been published. The book, Queen Square: A History of the National Hospital and its Institute of Neurology celebrates its fluctuating fortunes, and engrossing history, from foundation to its eventual amalgamation with University College London Hospital (UCLH) in 1996, and the absorption of the Institute of Neurology into University College London (UCL) in 1997. The book is over 550 pages in length and includes over 120 photos and images, along with biographies of many deceased former members of staff.
The objective of the authors (Simon Shorvon, Alastair Compston, Andrew Lees, Michael Clark, and Martin Rossor) is to place the story of the hospital within the wider contexts of British social history and the development of British neurology in the modern age. A broadly chronological approach has been adopted in the narrative, divided into three distinctive periods; 1859–1902, 1903–45 and 1946–97. The authors also revisit certain themes throughout the book to show that these have on repeated occasions influenced the course of the history of the hospital and its reciprocal engagement with the wider national and international community.
Queen Square: A History of the National Hospital and its Institute of Neurology will be available to purchase in early November 2018 online at https://www.nationalbrainappeal.org/how-to-support-us/shop/ with all proceeds of sales going to the National Brain Appeal.
To read more about the publication, please visit the following link: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/alumni/queen-square-alumnus-association-newsletter-issue-12/queen-square-history-national-hospital