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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP50
RHODES, Philip (1922-2002)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Rhodes, Philip, 1922-2002, obstetrician and gynaecologist

Administrative / Biographical history

Rhodes was born in Sheffield on 2 May 1922. He was educated at King Edward VII School; Clare College Cambridge, and St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, qualifying in1946. He attained MA, MB, BChir Cantab, FRCS Eng, MRCOG, late Major RAMS. Rhodes career included positions as Consultant Obstetric Physician 1958-1964; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the University of London at St Thomas's, 1964-1974; Dean of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, 1968-1974; Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Adelaide, 1975-1977; Postgraduate Dean of Medicine, University of Newcastle on Tyne, 1977-1980; Post Graduate Dean of Medicine and Professor of Postgraduate medical Education, University of Southampton, 1980-1987. He died 12 Jul 2002. Publications: Fluid Balance in Obstetrics. A critical review , Lloyd-Luke: London, 1960; Preparing for your Baby , British Medical Association: [London, 1961.]; An Introduction to gynaecology and obstetrics , Lloyd-Luke: London, 1967; Reproductive physiology for medical students , London: J. & A. Churchill, 1969; Woman: a biological study of the female role in the twentieth century society , London: Transworld Publishers, 1969; Preparing to have your baby , 1971; Birth control , 1971; The value of medicine , 1976; Doctor John Leake's hospital. a history of the General Lying-in Hospital, York Road, Lambeth, 1765-1971 : the birth, life, and death of a maternity hospital , 1977; Childbirth , c1981; Letters to a young doctor. articles published in the British Medical Journal , c1983; The pre-registration year , 1983; An outline history of medicine , 1985; A short history of clinical midwifery, the development of ideas in the professional management of childbirth , c1995; Gynaecology for everywoman , c1996. Also an associate editor and principal contributor to The Oxford Companion to Medicine . Vol 1. A-M, 1986.

Archival history

Acquired by St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library in 2002

Content & structure

Scope and content

Typescript copy of Philip Rhodes' Bronte Prize Essay 1972, 'A medical appraisal of the Brontes'.

System of arrangement

1 file

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

Sources: British Library Online Public Catalogue; St Thomas Hospital Medical School Old Students Directory; Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators, Vol 35, Nov 2002.

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

Compiled by Alison Field, March 2004

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Personal names

  • BrontĂ«, family
  • Rhodes, Philip, 1922-2002, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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