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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
CLINE, Henry (1750-1827)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
7 volumes


Name of creator(s)

Cline, Henry, 1750-1827, surgeon

Administrative / Biographical history

Henry Cline: born, London, 1750; educated, Merchant Taylors' School; apprenticed to Mr Thomas Smith, surgeon to St Thomas's Hospital, 1767; diploma from Surgeons' Hall, 1774; Lecturer on anatomy, St Thomas's Hospital, 1781-1811; Surgeon, St Thomas's Hospital, 1784-1811; examiner at the College of Surgeons, 1810; master of the College of Surgeons, 1815, president, 1823; delivered the Hunterian oration, 1816, 1824; died, 1827. Publications: On the Form of Animals (Bulmer & Co, London, 1805).

Archival history

The notes on a course of lectures on anatomy, physiology and surgery, [1790], were owned by R Edmondson, a surgeon, and were presented to St Thomas Hospital Library by A C Hudson in 1949.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library, 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Henry Cline, 1777-[1824], comprising three notebooks, 1777-[1824], labelled 'pathology and surgery', 'anatomy and physiology', and ' effects of the mind on diseases' containing notes on pathological conditions and contemporary surgical practice, with individual case histories, details of patients inoculated by Cline, 1778-1789, his post-mortem examination of Charles James Fox, account of influenza, 1782; notes on a course of lectures on anatomy, physiology and surgery, [1790]; notes on lectures on surgery, [1818], delivered 1805-1806.

System of arrangement

Arranged as outlined in Scope and Content

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archives and Corporate Records Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed catalogue

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Cline's lecture notes, [1777-1824] held by King's College London holds lecture notes (Reference: G/PP1/28; G/PP1/43; G/PP2/7; TH/PP Hunter; TH/PP Rayner; TH/PP Savory; TH/PP Smart; TH/PP Valentines; TH/PP Warren' TH/PP Whitefield).



Previous reference: M28, M32-33 and uncat

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • Anatomy
  • Autopsies
  • Biology
  • Documents
  • Forensic medicine
  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • Information sources
  • Medical education
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical records
  • Medical sciences
  • Patients
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Physicians
  • Physiology
  • Preventive medicine
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare
  • Surgeons
  • Surgery
  • Systems of medicine
  • Vaccination

Personal names

  • Cline, Henry, 1750-1827, surgeon
  • Cline, Henry, 1750-1827, surgeon
  • Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806, statesman

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • St Thomas' Hospital, London


  • Southwark, London, England

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