William Carson (1770-1843), n.d.
William Carson (1770-1843), n.d.

Scottish physician and reformer William Carson campaigned for the establishment of a civilian hospital at St. John's, NL during the early 1800s. As a result of his work, the Riverhead Hospital opened on 7 May 1814 in what is today Victoria Park.

Artist unknown. Courtesy of the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador (PANL A23-91), St. John's, Newfoundland.
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