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The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park, ‘His Life for his Mate’

Recounts the story of Thomas Griffin who, in 1899, was scalded to death at a Battersea sugar refinery while trying to rescue his mate.

The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park, A Brave Physician

Recounts the story of Samuel Rabbeth, a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in Barnet, who, in 1884, lost his life while attempting to save a child in his care.

The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park, The Three Mills Tragedy

Recounts the story of three men who lost their lives in 1901 while trying to rescue their workmate at the Three Mills Distillery in Bow.

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Mesmerism at University College Hospital

The nineteenth-century history of this now-famous medical institution includes stories of cancers cured with “animal magnetism”