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Ruxox Cell

Ruxox Cell was a moated chapel, or monastic cell, established in the twelfth century in the parish of Flitwick in Bedfordshire, England. Situated on the east side of the village of Ruxox, it was granted to the Augustinian priory of Dunstable by Philip de Sanvill, Lord of Flitwick, c. 1170. The grant was confirmed by William, Earl of Aumale, his wife, Countess of Aumale in her own right, it was dedicated to St. Nicholas by bishop of Lincoln. Priors from Dunstable would sometimes retire to Roxux. Only a few extant documents from the thirteenth century make reference to Ruxox: an old deed in the cartulary of Dunstable, now in the British Museum, which mentions Alexander, canon of Ruxox, contains several grants to the chapel. Archaeological excavation at the site has revealed foundations of a wall near the bank of the River Flit, which runs five feet below ground parallel to the river for a short distance before going off at a 45o angle, it is composed of sandstone and other blocks, pinned beneath it is a beam 10 ft. long and 2 ft. wide resting on underlying piles.

Remains of Roman roads have been nearby, yet though Roman pottery has been found along the wall, researchers consider the site to be more medieval than Roman due to the re-use of a carved sandstone column base in the wall. List of monastic houses in Bedfordshire wikimapia

Ernest Hart (medical journalist)

Ernest Abraham Hart was an English medical journalist. He was the editor of The British Medical Journal. Hart was born in the son of a Jewish dentist, he was educated at the City of London school, became a student at St Georges hospital. In 1856 he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, making a specialty of diseases of the eye, he was appointed ophthalmic surgeon at St Mary's hospital at the age of 28, occupied various other posts, introducing into ophthalmic practice some modifications since adopted. His name, too, is associated with a method of treating popliteal aneurism, which he was the first to use in Great Britain, his real life-work, was as a medical journalist, beginning with the Lancet in 1857. He was appointed editor of the British Medical Journal on 11 August 1866. During this time the British Medical Journal's harsh criticism of Isaac Baker Brown lead to the complete destruction of Brown's career; as editor Hart can be held accountable in part for this. His campaigning editorials could be vicious.

They were sententious and self-congratulatory. On 22 November 1866 Hart was appointed as a poorlaw inspector as his colleague William Orlando Markham rejected the position, he took a leading part in the exposures which led to the inquiry into the state of London work-house infirmaries, to the reform of the treatment of sick poor throughout England, the Infant Life Protection Act of 1872, aimed at the evils of baby-farming, was due to his efforts. The record of his public work covers nearly the whole field of sanitary legislation during the last thirty years of his life, he had a hand in the amendments of the Public Health and of the Medical Acts, always promoting the medical profession above others in the public health field. His work on behalf of the British Medical Association is shown by the increase from 2,000 to 19,000 in the number of members, the growth of the British Medical Journal from 20 to 64 pages, during his editorship. From 1872 to 1897 he was chairman of the Associations Parliamentary Bill Committee.

Hart was editor and proprietor of The Sanitary Record for a period, chairman of the National Health Society. In 1880, Hart authored the book The Truth About Vaccination, it refuted. Each anti-vaccination allegation was disproved with statistical evidence. Hart demonstrated from a vast body of evidence the advantages of how a vaccinated person can resist an attack of smallpox, compared to those un-vaccinated; the Truth About Vaccination: An Examination and Refutation of the Assertions of the Anti-Vaccinators Hypnotism and the New Witchcraft Hart married his first wife, Rosetta Levy, in 1855. He married his second wife, in 1872, Alice Marion Rowland, the sister of social reformer Henrietta Barnett. Rowland had herself studied medicine in London and Paris, was no less interested than her husband in philanthropic reform, she was most active in her encouragement of Irish cottage industries, was the founder of the Donegal Industrial Fund. "Hart, Ernest Abraham". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Oxford University Press. Doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/12475. Ryde, D. "Ernest Hart-A forgotten man". The Journal of the College of General Practitioners. 12: 345–7. PMC 2237760. PMID 19790657. Works by Ernest Hart at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Ernest Hart at Internet Archive