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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 G/Clinicals
GUY'S HOSPITAL: Most Distinguished Order of Clinicals
Level of description
Series of Guy's Hospital Medical School records
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 volumes


Name of creator(s)

GUY'S HOSPITAL: Most Distinguished Order of Clinicals

Administrative / Biographical history

By the 1840s senior pupils at Guy's Hospital were beginning to be utilised by the hospital. Selected pupils were trained by physicians in designated wards. A 'Clinicals' room was provided for the students and physicians for discussion of reports made by the Clinical Clerks, usually four selected from the advanced students. In 1871 the Clinical Clerks became Clinical Assistants, although they were more usually referred to as Clinicals.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from Guy's Hospital Medical School in 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Records of 'The Most Distinguished Order of Clinicals' of Guy's Hospital, 1889-1939, containing names and signatures of physicians, surgeons, clinicals and house physicians of Guy's Hopsital clinical wards; cartoons of staff and students; summary of notable cases admitted to Guy's Hospital by month.

System of arrangement

The volumes are arranged chronologically

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

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Mr Guy's Hospital 1726-1948 H C Cameron (Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1954). 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

October 2001; revised November 2002

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  • Cartoons
  • Films
  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • Medical Sciences
  • Medical education
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • Medical students
  • Patients
  • Physicians
  • Social Policy and Welfare
  • Social welfare
  • Students

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital Medical School
  • Guy's Hospital, London
  • Guy's Hospital, Most Distinguished Order of Clinicals of Guy's Hospital


  • Southwark, London, England, UK, Western Europe

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