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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
ORD family [1843-1902]
1855, 1887
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 medals


Name of creator(s)

Ord, William Miller, 1834-1902, physician, Ord, William Wallis, fl 1887, medical student, son of William Miller Ord

Administrative / Biographical history

William Miller Ord was born on 23 September 1834; the son of George Ord, FRCS, and his wife Harriet (nee Clark). He was educated at St Thomas's Hospital London. Awarded MD London; FRCP, FLS. Ord was Consulting Physician St Thomas's Hospital; Treasurer of the Clinical Society; Fellow of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society. He married firstly in 1859, Julia Rainbow (died 1864), and secondly Jane Youl. He died on 14 May 1902. Publications: Influence of Colloids upon Crystalline Forms , 1879; edited the Works of Francis Sibson , 1881; various papers on "Myxodema" (including the Bradshawe Lecture, 1898); Neurotic Dystrophies; Notes on Comparative Anatomy, 1871; papers on Neurotic Origin of Gout; The Relations of Arthritis; Lettsomian Oration; A Doctor's Holiday (oration to Medical Society, 1894); an edition of Nomenclature of Diseases , 1884; and many others. William Wallis Ord was born in 1869, the son of William Miller Ord and his wife Julie nee Rainbow. He was a student at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, 1883-1887. Awarded MA, MD BCh Oxon, MRCP London, OBE.

Archival history

Acquired by from St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas Hospital Medical School Library, March 2004

Content & structure

Scope and content

St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Cheselden Medal (founded 1850), presented to W M Ord, 1855 for Surgery and Surgical Anatomy; and Richard Mead Medal (damaged) awarded to William Wallis Ord for proficiency in practical medicine, 1887.

System of arrangement

Two medals

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

This collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black); Alphabetical and Local List of Old Students of St Thomas's Hospital, 1923-1924. Complied by Alison Field.

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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Date(s) of descriptions

March 2004

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  • Awards
  • Medals
  • Social behaviour
  • Social norms

Personal names

  • Ord, William Miller, 1834-1902, Physician
  • Ord, William Wallis, fl 1887, Medical student

Corporate names

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

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