Edward Linley Sambourne’s “Ladies Not Admitted” from the 21 March 1896 issue of Punch (vol. 110, p. 134)(hand coloured)(personal photo of London Library copy of Punch)
Photo 1: Bus stop on East Street, Hoxton, London
Photo 2: Cayton Street outside of Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
I recently went to Moorfields Eye Hospital for some tests. After decades of vision impairment, I realised that up until now most of the neuro-ophthalmologists that I’ve encountered have been men. Recently I’ve seen more women, and they are asking new and different questions, including ones I asked years ago that male doctors dismissed. I recognised the difference in treatment while waiting at this bus stop.