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  1. E Walker
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Dewsbury Hospital, Halifax Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF13 4HS, UK;

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    Readers may be interested in the following abstract from the Lancet of October 1869, “The Lancet investigation into the administration of the out-patient department of the London hospitals”.

    On the morning in question, 120 patients were seen and dismissed in an hour and ten minutes, or at the …

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