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Title: An English visitor to the holy infirmary of the Order of St John in Malta in the 17th century
Authors: Cassar, Paul
Keywords: Sacra Infermeria (Valletta, Malta) -- History
Knights of Malta -- History -- 17th century
Hospitals -- Malta -- Valletta -- History
Hospital care -- Malta -- Valletta -- History
Order of St John -- History -- 17th century
Issue Date: 1968
Publisher: The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette
Citation: Cassar, P. (1968). An English visitor to the holy infirmary of the Order of St John in Malta in the 17th century. The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette, 3(2), 139-142.
Abstract: On the 13th March 1687 His Britannic Majesty's Ship ‘Dragon’, under the command of Captain Henry Killegrew, Commander-in-Chief of the Sally Squadron, entered Malta harbour. Among the party was the Clerk of Captain Killegrew, Mr. G. Wood, who wrote in detail about the Infirmary and revealed a clear picture of the number of the Infirmary wards, their relative location, their bed complement and type of bedding, and the courtyards and gardens. He is unique in describing its culinary arrangement and the hustle and bustle that enlivened its kitchen. Wood sums up his opinion of the Holy Infirmary of Valletta: "I may truly say I never saw so fine nor so cleanly a hospital in all my life".
Appears in Collections:TSLHG, Volume 3, Issue 2
TSLHG, Volume 3, Issue 2

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