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Key events in Manchester


Joseph Jordan (1787 - 1873) opened the first provincial school of anatomy on Bridge Street off Deansgate in Manchester. He was a founder Council member of the Society and was elected as surgeon to the Infirmary in 1835. His bust stands in the foyer of the Stopford Building in the current medical school.  

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Thomas Turner opened (1793 - 1873) the rival Pine Street School of Medicine. This evolved into the main Manchester School of Medicine and Surgery, absorbing Joseph Jordan's school.

Mr Thomas Turner 


The birth of the NHS.

On 5th July 1948, Aneurin Bevan launched the NHS at Park Hospital in Davyhulme which is now known as Trafford General Hospital.

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