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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP2/18-19
HAIGHTON, John (c1755-1823)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 volumes


Name of creator(s)

Haighton, John, c1755-1823, physiologist

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, Lancashire, about 1755; pupil of Else at St Thomas's Hospital; Surgeon to the guards; Demonstrator of Anatomy, St Thomas's Hospital, resigned, 1789; Lecturer in Physiology, [1788], and Midwifery with Dr Lowder, St Thomas's and Guy's Hospitals; conducted numerous physiological experiments; M D; Fellow, Royal Society; presided at meetings of the Physical Society at Guy's Hospital; joint editor of Medical Records and Researches, 1798; assisted Dr William Saunders in his Treatise on the Liver , 1793; silver medal of the Medical Society of London, 1790; his nephew, Dr James Blundell began to assist him in his lectures, 1814, and took the entire course from 1818; died, 1823. Publications include: 'An Attempt to Ascertain the Powers concerned in the Act of Vomiting,' in ' Memoirs of the Medical Society of London ' (ii. 250) (1789); A syllabus of the Lectures on Midwifery delivered at Guy's Hospital and at Dr Lowder's and Dr Haighton's Theatre in ... Southwark (London, re-printed 1799); A case of Tic Douloureux ... successfully treated by a division of the affected nerve. An inquiry concerning the true and spurious Cæsarian Operation, etc (1813).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to John Haighton, 1796-1817, comprising notes on his lectures titled 'Lectures on physiology', 1795, and 'Lectures on the physiology of the human body, delivered at Guy's Hospital by John Haighton, MD, 1796', taken by an unidentified students.

System of arrangement

2 volumes

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

Lecture notes of John Haighton, held at King's College London (Ref: G/PP1/56; G/PP1/62)

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: 'List of Books by Guy's Men in the Wills Library, Guy's Hospital' William Wale, in Guy's Hospital Reports Vol LXVII; Historical Manuscripts Commission On-line National Register of Archives. 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 June 2004

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  • Diseases
  • Gynaecology
  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • Hospitals
  • Medical education
  • Medical institutions
  • Medical sciences
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • Haighton, John, 1755-1823, Physiologist

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital, London
  • King's College London College Archives


  • Southwark, London, England

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