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Minutes

References on this page: TH/M1-19, TH/M/IN, TH/C1


SECTION 1 MINUTES


TH/M1/1

1836 Oct-1848 Dec

‘Minutes of Meetings of St Thomas's Hospital Medical & Surgical School'. Bound manuscript volume containing minutes of meeting of the lecturers of St Thomas's Hospital, Oct 1836; meetings of the Medical Officers and Lecturers, Nov 1836-Jan 1842; [there is a gap in the minutes Sep 1837-Aug 1838]; Committee of Lecturers, Jul 1843-Dec 1848. The first meeting of the Committee of Lecturers to resolved to appoint a Committee to report to the Medical School Committee and ‘to advise regarding the details of the School and Museum with a view to their proper discipline and efficiency'. At the front: authorisation for Mr R G Whitfield to pay in money to the Bank Messrs Willis Percival & Co by the Physicians and Surgeons of St Thomas's Hospital. Pasted at the back: printed Distribution of Prizes and Certificates of Honour, 1848, giving students' names.
LMA reference: H1/ST/MS/A2/1


TH/M1/2

1842 Jul - 1845 Mar

‘St Thomas's Hospital Minute Book Medical and Surgical School'. Bound manuscript volume containing minutes of meetings of the Medical and Surgical School Committee, Jul 1842-Mar 1845. Includes details of the appointment of lecturers, medical school expenditure, accounts of the Medical School for 1844-1845.


St Thomas's Hospital Collegiate Establishment


TH/M2/1

1847-1852

‘St Thomas's Hospital Collegiate Establishment': comprising a bound manuscript volume containing accounts of students with the establishment and signatures of students in compliance with regulations. Also contains typescript ‘Copy of Regulations under which the Students' Hall has been opened for the accommodation of the Students at St Thomas's Hospital'.
STH Ref: Vol 12


Committee of Lecturers


TH/M3/1

1849 Feb-1854 Jul

‘Committee of Lecturers St Thomas's Hospital'. bound manuscript volume containing minutes of meetings of the Committee of Lecturers of St Thomas's Hospital, 1849 Feb 26-1854 Jul 7. Covers subjects relating to student teaching and lecture courses, prizes (including results of examinations for prizes), selection of Clinical Clerks, prospectus for the Medical School, resignations and appointments of staff, Museum and Library. Includes occasional meetings of the Medical Officers and Lecturers. Partial index at the front.
LMA Reference: H.1/ST/MS/A2/2
STH Ref: Vol 3


TH/M3/2

1854 Jul-1860 Mar

‘Committee of Lectures (sic) St Thomas's Hospital'. bound manuscript volume containing minutes of meetings of the Committee of Lecturers of St Thomas's Hospital, 1854 Jul 26- 1860 Mar 10. Covers subjects relating to student teaching and lecture courses, prizes (including results of examinations for prizes), selection of Clinical Clerks, prospectus for the Medical School, resignations and appointments of staff, Museum and Library. Also includes meetings with the Medical and Surgical Officers.
LMA reference: H.1/ST/MS/A2/3
STH Ref: Vol 4


TH/M3/3

1860 Apr-1869 Dec

‘Medical & Surgical Officers and Lecturers Vol 4'. Bound manuscript volume containing minutes of meetings of the Medical and Surgical Officers and Lecturers of St Thomas's Hospital, 1860 Apr 21- 1869 Dec 11. Includes examinations results for individual students, matters relating to staff, courses at the Medical School, Quarterly meetings, Special Meetings, Special general meetings; General meetings.
LMA Ref: H1/ST/MS/A2


TH/M3/4

1870 Jan-1879 Dec

'Medical and Surgical Officers and Lecturers, Jan 1870-, Vol 5'. Minutes of Special General meeting of the Medical and Surgical Officers and Lecturers, 8 Jan 1870-10 Dec 1879 on the management of the School, including recommendations of the Committee on the Practical Requirements of the School and Hospital, (i.e. rules and regulations), sometimes recording examination results and prizes, 1870 - names and marks in each subject, marks in entrance science scholarships; note at end of volume states that minutes are continued in the general minutes book for all committees 1880.
LMA Ref: H1/ST/MS/A2/4


Medical and Surgical Staff Officers


TH/M4/1

1864 May-1901 Apr

‘Medical and Surgical Staff Officers St Thomas's Hospital, May 1864-1901'. Medical and Surgical Officers meeting minutes, 14 May 1864-4 Dec 1878, 15 Mar 1889-12 Oct 1889, 2 Mar 1891-1 Jun 1891, 15 May 1895-24 Apr 1901, concerning matters relating staff activities, including the salary, residence and duties of the Superintendent and the Medical Resident Officer; reconstruction of the drug department; dietary issues; attendance of the principal physicians and surgeons; the expediency of large wards containing both medical and surgical patients; the defects in the medical school and the mode of remedying them; possible incorporation of the school by charter; possibility of the erection of a convalescent hospital; the site and plans for the new hospital building; and other improvements in the management of the hospital.
STH Ref: Vol 6


Obstetric Physicians


TH/M5/1

1866 Nov-1879 Nov

‘Minutes of the Obstetric Physicians St Thomas's Hospital 1866-1879'. Copy of minutes of the Medical and Surgical Officers and Lecturers meeting, 10 Nov 1866 relating to the need for approval by the Obstetric Physicians of the appointments of Resident Accoucheurs. Also Obstetric Physicians meetings minutes, 13 Nov 1866-19 Nov 1879, concerning recommendations to the Treasurer on the appointments of Resident Accoucheurs; requirements for keeping of the obstetric and vaccination registers; medical and statistical reports; and rosters for obstetric clerks.
STH Ref: Vol 8


TH/M6/1

1867 Jan- 1924 Jul

‘St Thomas's Hospital Minutes Surgeons' Meetings'. Bound manuscript volume containing minutes of meetings of Surgeons of St Thomas's Hospital (Surgeons' Committee from 1922), 1867 Jan 26- 1924 Jul 21. Covering subjects such as spread of infection in the hospital, staffing in surgical theatres, hospital rules and procedures, surgical instruments and equipment, nursing on surgical wards, surgeons' lectures to students, appointments and resignations, occasional statistical summaries of cases. Later minutes are typed pages pasted into the volume. Enclosed pp 189-190: report on a possible Orthopaedics Department at St Thomas's Hospital, 1913. Also contains ‘Deaths under Anaesthesia Jan 1 1913-Apr 1914'(p 194); printed report: ‘Orthopaedic Scheme for St Thomas's Hospital' [1920] (p 207); ‘Duties of Casualty Officers' [1921] (pp 229-230).
STH Ref: Vol 13


Physicians Meetings 1871-1879


TH/M7/1

1871 Aug-1879 Nov

‘Minutes Physicians Meetings 1871-1879'. St Thomas Hospital Meeting of the Physicians minutes, 16 Aug 1871-9 Nov 1879, relating to the appointment of House Physicians and the recommendation of candidates to the Treasurer. Also contains pasted in printed copy of directions to House Physicians and ‘The Treasurer and Almoners' Supplementary Directions to the House-Physicians for the discharge of their duties in accordance with he regulations of the governors' [1872].
STH Ref: Vol 9A


Museum Committee


TH/M8/1

1865 Mar-1879 Oct

‘Museum Committee St Thomas's Hospital Feb 1864-'. St Thomas's Hospital Museum Committee minutes, 4 Mar 1865-23 Oct 1879, relating to the duties of the museum curator and demonstrator of morbid anatomy, and the management of the museum and acquisition of specimens. Also includes copy of the resolution of the Grand Committee, 3 Nov 1863, and minutes of the special general meeting of the medical officers and lecturers, 6 Feb 1864 relating to the establishment of a Museum Committee.
STH Ref: Vol 7


Registration Sub-committee (and Publication Committee)


TH/M9/1

1867 Jun-1896 May

‘Minutes Registration Sub-committee St Thomas's Hospital, from 1867'. St Thomas's Hospital Registration Sub-Committee minutes, Jun 1867-22 Jan 1879, recording the activities of the meeting of medical and surgical officers and lecturers for the purpose of preparing an annual report of the practice of the hospital. Business includes the appointment of registrars, instructions on the compilation of the registrars' reports, comments on the deficiencies of individual reports, granting of permission for excerpts to be taken from hospital records, recommendation on payment of gratuity to registrars. Also contains Publication Committee minutes, 21 Nov 1877, 27 May 1878, relating to the publication of the St Thomas Hospital Reports, payment of subscriptions, requests for articles and the resignation of the editors. And the Publication Committee of the St Thomas's Hospital Reports minutes 14 Dec 1889-2 Feb 1894, and 19 May 1896, relating to the preparation of reports of cases for publication, and guidance for Registrars and House Officer in taking of case notes.
STH Ref: Vol 11


Medical School Committee


TH/M10/1

1871 Feb-1879 Dec

‘School committee, School committee with staff, 1871-1879'. St Thomas Hospital Medical School Committee meeting minutes, 25 Feb 1871-31 Dec 1879, relating to the establishment of the Committee and the management of the Medical School. Some meetings of the Medical School Committee are held jointly with the Physicians and Surgeons for the selection of Clinical Clerks and Dressers, House Physician and House Surgeons.
LMA Ref: H1/ST/MS/A1/2
STH Ref: Vol 9


Various committees combined in one volume


TH/M11/1

1880 Jan -1892 Sep

Bound manuscript volume containing signed minutes of meetings of various committees and meetings of the Medical School with index at the front, includes: Registration Committee, Jan 1880-Jul 1892; Medical School Committee, Jan 1880-Jul 1892; giving sessional examination marks and names of students; Museum Committee, Jan 1880-Jul 1892, including Curators' reports; meetings of the Surgeons and Dean, Feb 1880-Jul 1881; meetings of the Physicians and Dean, Feb 1880-Jul 1881; meetings of the Obstetric Physicians and Dean, Feb 1880-Jul 1881; Special general meetings of the Medical and Surgical Officers and Lecturers, May 1880-Jul 1892; Annual general meeting of Medical Officers and Lecturers, Jun 1880; Special General meeting of Staff and Lecturers, Jul 1882; meetings of the Physicians and Surgeons (later Medical and Surgical Officers) and the Medical School Committee, Jun 1880-Sep 1892; General meetings of Medical and Surgical Officers and Lecturers, Jul 1880-Jun 1892; meetings of the Medical and Surgical Officers, Nov 1881-Jul 1892; meeting of the Medical and Surgical Officers and Lecturers, May 1883; meetings of the full and assistant Medical and Surgical staff, Dec 1882-Jun 1883.


TH/M11/2

1892 Oct-1909 Nov

Bound manuscript volume containing signed minutes of meetings of various committees and meetings of the Medical School, including: Medical School Committee, Oct 1892-Oct 1904; General meetings of the Medical and Surgical Officers and Lecturers, Oct 1892-May 1908; Museum Committee, Nov 1892-May 1903; meetings of the Medical and Surgical Officers, Nov 1892-Nov 1909; Registration Committee, Feb 1893-Feb 1904; Registration and Publications Committee, Apr 1899-May 1902; Committee relating to the title of the new Ear Department, Jan 1904; Committee re Out-Patient Departments, Jan 1904; meetings of the Medical and Surgical Officers and Lecturers Jan 1904-Nov 1909; special meetings of lecturers and officers; meeting of the Physicians, Mar 1892; Special Staff meetings Jun 1906; Staff meetings, Nov 1907; Pathological Sub-Committee, May 1905. Enclosure pp 539-540: balance sheet, 1908; enclosure pp 457-458: ‘recommendations of the sub committee re the Executive Committee for the management of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, [1906]'; enclosure pp 453-454: typed letter to the Dean from the Auditor concerning accounts, 1905; enclosure pp 429-430: printed ‘Report of the Committee on the teaching and research in ‘advanced' subjects, 1905, Apr 11; enclosure pp 359-360: recommendation to the Court of Governors re representation on the Management Committee, 1903; enclosure pp 227-228: circular letter concerning the constitution of the University of London, 1899.


School Council


TH/M12/1

1913 Feb-1921 Jan

‘School Council Minute Book 1913'. St Thomas's Hospital School Council minutes, 5 Feb 1913-5 Jan 1921, relating to management of the Medical School and such matters as management of lectures, examinations, finances, vacations, scholarship examinations, prizes, use of Chiswick sports grounds; publication of the St Thomas's Hospital Gazette; erection of a war memorial; fees; salaries and wages. Indexed by subject.


Medical Council


TH/M13/1

1929 Apr-1939 Jun

St Thomas's Hospital Medical Council minutes, from its inaugural meeting 15 Apr 1929-1 Jun 1939, relating to departmental management, including such issues as the appointment of registrars to medical firms; the proposed varicose veins clinic; relationship between the electro-therapeutic, the Physio-therapeutic, the Swedish Remedial Exercises Departments and the main body; arrangements of the Massage School; proposed amalgamation of the ear and throat department; chairmanship of the medical and surgical officers committee; House Physicians in the Children's Department; further specialisation in the hospital, radio-therapy.


Combined Hospitals Committee


TH/M14/1

1934 Mar-1939 Jan

‘Combined Hospitals Committee' Copies of the minutes of the Joint Committee of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College 21 Mar 1934-26 Jan 1939. From 24 Oct 1934, committee also includes representatives from Guy's Hospital Medical School. The premise of the establishment of the committee was that ‘for the advancement of medical education a closer association between the general teaching hospitals is most desirable'. Minutes relate to discussion of joint courses, combined hospitals university entrance scholarships, and other matters held common by the medical schools. 2 volumes


TH/M15/1

1953 Jan-1968 Jan

St Thomas's Hospital Gazette Committee minutes, Jun 1953-Jan 1968


House Committee


TH/M16/1

1973-1974

House Committee meeting minute, 20 Nov 1973-6 Sep 1974. Includes updating and amendment of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Amalgamated Clubs rules, 1967.


School Academic Board 1978-1982


TH/M17/1

1978-1982

Copies of minutes of St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Academic Board - Jun 1878-Jun 1982.


School Council 1978-1982


TH/M18/1

1978-1982

Copies of minutes of St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Council, Jun 1978-Jul 1982.


TH/M19/1

1980-1982

Copies of minutes of St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Finance Committee, Feb 1980-Apr 1982.


TH/M/IN

1871-1881

‘Rough index to all minutes Jul 1871-1881, No 15'.


Committee Members


TH/C1/1

1937-1947

'Committee members'. Volume containing lists of members of various councils and committees of St Thomas Hospital Medical School, 1937-1947, including the School Council; Arrangements Committee; Combined Hospitals Committee; Curriculum Committee; Finance Committee; Medical Council; Medical Advisory Panel; Nominations Committee; Physicians Committee; Pharmacopoeia Committee; Social Sub Committee; Radium Committee; and Surgeons Committee. Volume is indexed by committee name.


Rules and Regulations


TH/C1/2

1874-[1886]

‘St Thomas' Hospital Rules and Regulations for the Medical School'. Rules and regulations recommended by the Medical School Committee [28 Nov 1872], adopted by the General meeting, 19 Dec 1874, for the management of the medical school, includes terms of reference of various committees, standing orders for clinical clerks and dressers, etc; scholarships and prizes; also printed notices of regulations for the award of medals. Loose papers in the front of the volume include printed notices of regulations for the apprentices, dressers, clinical clerks and pupils, 19 Dec 1872; The Cheselden Medal, [1898]; Scholarship in Anatomy, physiology and chemistry, (undated); Entrance scholarship for students from the universities, (undated); Open scholarships in natural science, (undated); Duties of House Surgeons in relation to the Surgical Registrar, (undated); Regulations for Clinical Clerks; Regulations with regard to the duties of Registrars, House Physicians, House Surgeons, Clinical Clerks and Dressers, in keeping hospital Records and for the Preparation of Annual Reports, Dec 1881; The Mead Medal; Also loose letters mainly from Allan Wyon, medallist, chief engraver of Her Majesty's seals, to George Rendle, Secretary, the Medical School, relating to the dies for striking of the Mead, Cheselden and Bristow medals for the Medical School, Jul 1896, 1 May 1902-18 Jun 1904.

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