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Dr Richard Russell (1687 – 1759), author of A Dissertation on the Use of Sea Water in the Diseases of the Glands, built Russell House on the site now occupied by The Royal Albion Hotel. From 1754 he and his family lived here during the bathing season in order for Russell to be near his patients and to oversee their sea-water treatments. Dr Richard Russell may be said to be the father of Brighton and, indeed, of the seaside and bathing resorts of Britain.
Posted in History on Jul 01, 2011