A third of a century ago, London Hospitals were different from today. Consultant Surgeons and Physicians were not yet team leaders but princes of the NHS. Nevertheless in the age of Margaret Thatcher, a few hospitals were allowing the glass ceiling to crack a little and fewer still were becoming Gay friendly places to work. One of these was the Imperial Cancer Hospital Chelsea, where the Rev. Martin Stone was the Roman Catholic Chaplain.
As today one third of us would suffer from cancer and a quarter of us died from it, but AIDS was still unknown.