Re Linda's link
I am talking from personal experience. Doctor Cohen (known to us as Dickie Cohen) saved my life, and I am not exaggerating. I was seriously ill when admitted and although I did not realise at the time, he told my parents that he could give me the drugs but not the will to survive. Dr. Cohen also said that ten years before he could not have saved me.
I spent well over a year in Black Notley Hospital (Sanatorium) at the time I was there ward 9 was the maternity ward.
The hospital also treated TB patients from Malta who arrived with a nurse who then became a member of the wards team.
Patients often went to Passmore Edwards House in Clacton for convalescence, this closed down due to lack of patients in 1956
and those of us not fit to go home were returned to Black Notley
PS If anyone else has memories of the 1950's I would love to hear from you, please send me a PM.