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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Records
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
10 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Department of Public Health and Epidemiology

Administrative / Biographical history

Throughout the 1990s, Public Health and Epidemiology was part of the Division of Community-based Clinical Subjects in the Faculty of Medicine within the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Following the merger of King's with the United Medical and Dental Schools in 1998, teaching was devolved to the Department of Public Health Medicine in the Division of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences in the Guy's, King's and St Thomas's (GKT) School of Medicine.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from Dr Timothy Crayford, 1999-2000.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The records of the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology comprise patient survey data and questionnaire forms, printed reports, and glass slides of public notices promoting cleanliness and public health, [1895]-1999. These notably include completed volunteer questionnaires concerning the effects on the physiogomy of smoking and alcohol consumption, with photographs attached, 1996-1998; ovarian cancer ultrasound cohort study papers, consisting of statistics and case histories relating to the survival of patients with ovarian cancer, with notes concerning the release of patient information and copies of some death certificates, 1982-1998; completed questionnaires concerning the experience of chicken pox patients, 1996-1997; statistics and patient details of chicken pox related deaths, 1995-1997; statistics and data concerning chicken pox and shingles in Wales, 1991-1997; papers relating to a study of self-screening for high blood pressure in general practice using the electronic sphygomanometer, including abstracts, equipment specifications and offprints, 1996-1999; offprints and other papers on pain, especially in relation to day surgery, 1977-1997; glass plate slides showing notices advocating cleanliness, exercise and the cleaning of teeth, [1918-1939]; photographs of nursing inspections and proposals for a solarium in Southwark, [1895-1930].

System of arrangement

Boxed in order of accession.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Staff and student records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental and other College staff with permission from the Head of Department.

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 Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Hand list available in hard copy in the College Archives reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

King's College prospectuses. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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

May 2001

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  • Cancer
  • Communication process
  • Diseases
  • Documents
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Field work
  • Health
  • Health policy
  • Infectious diseases
  • Information sources
  • Mass communication
  • Medical records
  • Pathology
  • Photographs
  • Public information
  • Questionnaires
  • Research methods
  • Research work
  • Visual materials

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology


  • Southwark, London, England
  • Wales

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