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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 TH/MP
ST THOMAS'S HOSPITAL: Medical and Physical Society
Level of description
Sub-fonds of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
9 volumes, 22 files


Name of creator(s)

Medical and Physical Society, St Thomas's Hospital

Administrative / Biographical history

The Medical Society of St Thomas's Hospital, later renamed the Medical and Physical Society, met to hear and discuss a dissertation and exchange medical news and cases. The society was open to physicians, surgeons and students.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Records of the Medical Society, later Medical and Physical Society of St Thomas's Hospital, 1841-1964, comprising minutes of the Society, 1841-1850, 1868-1878, 1894-1938, 1942-1964; members book, 1892-1901;prize debate papers read before the Society, by Frederick Rowland Barker on the medical education of women, [1874]; Frederick Gordon Brown on diptheria, 1860; Frederick Henry Ward on diabetes, 1864; Frederick Edgar Cockell on anaesthetics, 1873; Ebenezer James Marshall on Hospitals- their past history and present condition, [1873]; paper on dropsy, 1864, by an unidentified student; William Allingham on anasarca albuminuria, 1854; James Vincent Bell on aneurism, [1860]; George Deansfield Brown on diabetes, 1851; Charles William Chaldecott on a case of gangrene from cold, 1851, and surgical essay on mortification, 1850; William Nathan Chipperfield on some cases of anaemia, with remarks upon the pathology and treatment of the disease, 1853, and some cases of phlebitis with remarks upon the varieties, pathology and treatment of the disease, 1854; Thomas Boor Crosby on the nature, causes and treatment of erysipelas, 1851; John White Keyworth on diseases of the jaw bones, as seen in Lucifer-match makers, 1850; Henry Lankester on Bright's Disease, 1851; James Earle Morton on iritis, 1853; John Shepherd on epilepsy, 1851; William Harling Sissons on neuralgia, 1860; William Henry Stone on neuralgia, 1855; essay on the treatment of acute rheumatism and it's complication pericarditis, by an unidentified second year student, [1860];
also attendance register 1892-1901; Secretary's files 1966-1991; printed programmes 1888-1892

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



Previous Reference: M3, M6, M12, M36, M92, M3, M9, M13, M17, M18, M21, M22, M44, M81, M83, M96, M123, M125, M134, M141.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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 2002. Revised Jun 2004

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  • Anaemia
  • Anesthesia
  • Associations
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diseases
  • Diseases
  • Diseases
  • Diseases
  • Diseases
  • Diseases
  • Diseases
  • Edema
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye diseases
  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • Hospitals
  • Human and social sciences
  • Learned societies
  • Medical education
  • Medical sciences
  • Medical sciences
  • Medical students
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Metabolic diseases x Nutritional diseases
  • Neuralgia
  • Nutritional diseases
  • Organizations
  • Pathology
  • Pathology
  • Pathology
  • Pathology
  • Pathology
  • Pathology
  • Pathology
  • Skin diseases
  • Social welfare
  • Students
  • Students
  • Women students

Personal names

  • Allingham, William, fl 1854, Medical student
  • Barker, Frederick Rowland, fl 1874, Medical student
  • Bell, James Vincent, fl 1860, Medical student
  • Brown, Frederick Gordon, fl 1860, Medical student
  • Brown, George Deansfield, fl 1851, Medical student
  • Chaldecott, Charles William, fl 1850-1851, Medical student
  • Chipperfield, William Nathan, fl 1853-1854, Medical student
  • Cockell, Frederick Edgar, fl 1873, Medical student
  • Crosby, Sir Thomas Boor, 1830-1916, Knight, Surgeon and Lord Mayor of London
  • Keyworth, John White, fl 1850, Medical student
  • Lankester, Henry, fl 1851, Medical student
  • Marshall, Ebenezer James, fl 1873, Medical student
  • Morton, James Earle, fl 1853, Medical student
  • Shepherd, John, fl 1851, Medical student
  • Sissons, William Harling, fl 1860, Medical student
  • Stone, William Henry, fl 1855, Medical student
  • Ward, Frederick Henry, fl 1864, Medical student

Corporate names

  • Medical and Physical Society, St Thomas's Hospital
  • St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, London
  • St Thomas' Hospital, London


  • Lambeth, London, England, UK, Western Europe

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