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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 G/Gazette
GUY'S HOSPITAL: Gazette and Guyoscope
Level of description
Series of Guy's Hospital Medical School records
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
Approximately 200 volumes


Name of creator(s)

GUY'S HOSPITAL: Gazette and Guyoscope

Administrative / Biographical history

Guy's Hospital Gazette was founded in 1872 by a student, T Cattell-Jones as a private venture. It was published by a committee who managed the Gazette, and in 1874 its management was taken over by the Pupils' Physical Society. Publication ceased from 1880 to 1887, due to a dispute between the Editor of the Gazette and the Governors of the Hospital. In 1900 the Physical Society gave up its interest in the Gazette, and the Committee became independent of any sections or societies of the Hospital and Medical School. The Guyoscope was established in 1897 by Dr B Burnett-Ham, as a 'medical Punch', inspired by some caricatures of the teaching staff by Stanley Cock. Publication ceased in 1906, but was resumed briefly in 1920.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of Guy's Hospital Gazette, 1872-1996 (incomplete series), containing articles, obituaries, events, photographs and news; copy of the Guyscope, Guy's Hospital satirical magazine, 1920. copies of the Tablet, Guy's Hospital Medical School students' magazine, 1977-1980.

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically by publication.

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 Archive and Corporate Record Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed catalogues are available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Complete series of Guy's Hospital Gazette, 1872-date, and copies of the Tablet, 1977-1980, are held by King's College London Guy's Campus Information Services Centre.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: 'The History of Guy's Hospital Gazette', in Guy's Hospital Gazette Bicenary Number, 1925. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

April 2002

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  • Higher science education
  • Medical education
  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals
  • Students

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital Gazette
  • Guy's Hospital Medical School
  • Guy's Hospital, London
  • Guyoscope, Guy's Hospital magazine
  • Tablet, Guy's Hospital Medical School students magazine


  • Southwark, London, England, UK, Western Europe

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