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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 TH/ILL
ST THOMAS'S HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL SCHOOL: Illustrations and works of art of
Level of description
Sub-fonds of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
6 linear metres


Name of creator(s)

St Thomas's Hospital

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Miscellaneous non-medical illustrations and works of art [1720s-1960s] including illustrations of St Thomas's Hospital and Medical School buildings at Southwark and Lambeth; botanical subjects [1800-1900]; buildings in the Southwark district, London Bridge, [1805-1860s]; printed portaits of Mr Ludlow, John Leake, Thomas Sydenham, William Withering (1744-1799), R D Grainger (1801-1865), William Chesleden (1688-1752), Abraham Coltes, John Hunt, Arthur Beeny Appleton (1888-1950), Sir Thomas Watson (1792-1882); humorous prints concerning medical practice, 1800, 1825; prints of St Thomas's and other hospital buildings {1720]-1825; Medical illustrations [1730s-1960s], including carcinoma of the prostate [1905-1914]; Murphy's approach to the hip-joint [1900-1930]; giantism of feet and gangrene of fingers, 1936; Postcards depicting St Thomas's Hospital including exteriors, George ward, operating theatre, and groups of military patients, [1900-1970]; paintings 1825-1970s, including watercolours depicting the Anatomy and Operating theatres, and wards at St Thomas's, Southwark, [1825]; painted portraits of Anthony Gordon Gregory (1917-1942), Sir Max Page, John Roland Wallace; and a series of large anatomical illustrations [1900-1980]. Anatomical prints [1850-1950]

System of arrangement

The records are arranged as outlined in the scope and content.

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

Detailed catalogue

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled 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.

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

June 2004

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  • Architecture
  • Buildings
  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • Hospitals
  • Human and social sciences
  • Medical education
  • Social welfare

Personal names

  • Appleton, Arthur Beeny, 1888-1950, Anatomist
  • Chesleden, William, 1688-1752, Surgeon and Anatomist
  • Grainger, R D, 1801-1865, Anatomist and Physiologist
  • Gregory, Anthony Gordon, 1917-1942, Medical student
  • Leake, John, 1729-1792, Man midwife
  • Page, Sir Max, 1992-1963, Surgeon
  • Sydenham Thomas, 1624-1689, Physician
  • Watson, Sir Thomas, 1792-1882, Physican
  • Withering, William, 1744-1799, Physician and Botanist

Corporate names

  • St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, London
  • St Thomas' Hospital, London


  • Lambeth, London, England, UK, Western Europe
  • Southwark, London, England, UK, Western Europe

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