The Princess Royal Nurses Home

The Great Ormond Street Hospital in London was largely rebuilt by architects Hall, Easton and Robertson in the 1930s, starting with the nurses' home in 1933.


Over the doorway, in Guilford Street, Eric Aumonier created a bas relief sculpture of Hygieia flanked by the nine muses. Hygieia was the daughter of Asclepius, the demi-god of medicine, and she is almost invariably depicted feeding her father's wise snake from a bowl of healing balm1.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (December 2015)

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