History of healthcare in Manchester in Georgian and Victorian times. Manchester’s first infirmary was founded in 1752. Almost 200 years later, Britain’s first NHS hospital opened here. The Industrial Revolution and workhouse system had helped shape the city’s medical care. Then there was the medic with a mummy, the maternity home in a pub, a nursing heroine, the doctor who penned a thesaurus ….. and John Dalton’s opinion of medical students! On this walk we trace the origins and development of our city’s modern medical institutions and discover some of the characters who made that happen.