European General Hospital Bombay, Old PC 1900

European General Hospital Bombay, Old PC 1900

An old 1900 photo postcard of the European General Hospital in Bombay, now Mumbai. Also known as the St George Hospital, it originally catered to European patients. First called as the European Hospital, but later named as St George Hospital in honor of the first Governor-General of Bombay Sir George Oxenden.

Located in Fort near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT). The Hospital was built during the term of Gerald Aungier, the second Governor-General (1669-1677). Aungier is usually ascribed as the person who earnestly began the development of Bombay. The building of Fort George is credited to him. Today this is a free hospital run by the Government of Maharastra with a capacity of 460 beds. Click on the photo for better view.

See post Cumballa Hill War Hospital Bombay, Red Cross PC 1915.

Did you know- this medical institution has a 1.5 km long underground tunnel that has been left untouched, the other end opens up at the Gateway of India, Colaba. Built by the British to escape from any imminent attacks from the French and the Dutch. 

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s Portrait Photo – Old Postcard 1904., Military Games Poona – Old Photo 1900., New Harbour Works At Madras or Chennai – Old Print 1880.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.