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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 G/Photographs
Level of description
Series of Guy's Hospital Medical School
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
27 albums of photographs, and approximately 3 linear metres of loose photographs


Name of creator(s)


Archival history

The photographs have come from a variety of sources. The albums of group photographs of medical and dental students, 1941-1971, were given by Professor MacDonald.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from Guy's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photographs of Guy's Hospital Medical School, [1850s-1981], comprising photograph portraits of physicians and surgeons of Guy's Hospital, [1850s-1935]; photographs of Deans of the Medical and Dental Schools, 1874-1945; photographs of 'Guy's men', [1862-1948], mainly surgeons and physicians; photographs of dental students, 1983-1987; Guy's Hospital staff, 1891, 1893, 1925; Guy's Hospital Dressers, 1889, 1895; Guy's Hospital Resident staff, 1905-1967, with names of individuals; Guy's Hospital Firms and Units, 1906-1930, with names of individuals; Guy's Hospital students from FRCS courses (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons), 1937-1961, with names of individuals; first year students, 1942-1958; Medical and Dental school first and second year students, 1955-1971, most giving names of individuals; Medical Preliminary Clinical Classes, 1930-1963, with names of individuals; students as blackface minstrels, 1905-1937; Guy's Royal Dental Corps, 1914; photographs of staff and students of Guy's Hospital Dental School, comprising photograph of the School staff and students, 1947; Dental School staff, 1949; students from Second MB and Dental Technique courses, 1967-1968, with names of individuals; Preliminary Clinical Class in Operative Dentistry, 1948-1971, with names of individuals; Dental House Officers and House Surgeons, 1911, 1946-1959, with names of individuals; students from Prosthetics' classes, 1958-1969; first year, first BDS and LDS students, 1936-1956; students on first clinical appointments, 1968-1969, with names of individuals; second year students, 1948-1972, most with names of individuals; third year, BDS and LDS students, 1955-1967, with names of individuals; photographs of sporting clubs of the Medical and Dental Schools, 1878-1979, comprising photographs of teams including from the Football, Cricket, Shooting, Rugby, Swimming, Tennis, Hockey and Athletics Clubs; albums of group photographs of medical and dental students, 1941-1971, with lists of names; albums of group photographs of medical students, 1955-62, including preliminary clinical period classes and first clinical appointment groups; album of groups of Dental School students, 1968; albums of medical and dental students, 1951-1986, including Guy's Hospital Residents, 1951-1963 and sports teams, 1970-1986, some with names of individuals; albums of photographs of Guy's Hospital surgical and medical ward clerks, 1907-1933, with names of individuals; albums of Medical and Dental School staff and student groups, 1947-1968; exterior views of Guy's Hospital and Medical School buildings, 1890-1958; interior views, [1892]-1903, including scenes of wards, staff and patients; photographs of the Medical School's sports ground at Honor Oak Park, including bomb damage, [1941]; photographs of Guy's Hospital events and functions, 1912-[1980s], including Christmas celebrations; photographs of informal groups of students and staff, 1941, 1958; photographs of drawings of external views of the Hospital, 1947-1948.

System of arrangement

As outlined in the 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 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

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

February 2002

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  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Educational personnel
  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Medical education
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • Nurses x Paramedical personnel
  • Paramedical personnel
  • Photographs
  • Physicians
  • Social Policy and Welfare
  • Social welfare
  • Students
  • Surgeons x Physicians
  • Teachers
  • Visual materials

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital Medical School
  • Guy's Hospital, London


  • Southwark, London, England, UK, Western Europe

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