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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP60
SOUTH, John Flint (1797-1882)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
5 volumes


Name of creator(s)

South, John Flint, 1797-1882, surgeon

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, Southwark, 1797; educated with Samuel Hemming, Hampton, Middlesex, 1805-1813; apprenticed to Henry Cline the younger, surgeon to St Thomas's Hospital, 1814; attended Sir Astley Cooper's lectures on anatomy; acquainted with Joseph Henry Green, a fellow-apprentice, 1813; member, College of Surgeons of England, 1819; prosector to the lecturers on anatomy, St Thomas's Hospital; conservator of the museum and assistant demonstrator of anatomy, St Thomas's Hospital, 1820-1823; joint demonstrator of anatomy with Bransby Cooper, 1823, later Lecturer on Anatomy, St Thomas's Hospital; resigned, 1841; Member, Council of the College of Surgeons, 1841; Surgeon, St Thomas's Hospital, 1841-1863; Surgeon to the Female Orphan Asylum, 1843; Fellow, 1843, Examiner, 1849, President, 1851, 1860, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1843; Professor of Human Anatomy and Surgery in the College, 1845; Hunterian Orator, 1844; worked on the history of English surgery; died, 1882. Publications include: The Dissector's Manual. A new edition, with additions and alterations (London, 1825); A Short Description of the Bones, together with their several connexions with each other, and with the muscles Second edition (W Jackson, London, 1828); St Thomas's Hospital Reports vol 1 editor (London, 1836); Household Surgery; or, hints on emergencies (London, 1847); Facts relating to Hospital Nurses ... Also observations on training establishments for hospitals and private nurses (London, 1857); Memorials of J F South ... Collected by ... C L Feltoe (J Murray, London, 1884); Memorials of the Craft of Surgery in England. From materials compiled by J. F. South Edited by D'Arcy Power and an introduction by Sir James Paget (Cassell & Co, London, 1886); A Compendium of Human and Comparative Pathological Anatomy by Adolph Wilhelm Otto, translated from the German, with notes by J F South (London, 1831); A System of Surgery Maximilian Joseph Chelius translated with additional notes and observations, by John F South 2 volumes (Henry Renshaw, London, 1847); Memorials of John Flint South Introduced by Robert Gittings (Centaur Press, Fontwell, 1970); articles on the 'Zoology of the Invertebrata' in the Encyclopædia Metropolitana.

Archival history

Acquired by St Thomas' Hospital Medical School.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of John Flint South, comprising surgical case notes of patients admitted to St Thomas's Hospital, 1859-1862, with index classified by disease, 1841-1861; also notice of meeting of the British Medical Association - South Eastern Branch, 17 Sep 1863.

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

Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900) D T Bird (London, 1984).

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Testimonials for William Wegg, 1845-1849, (TH/PP WEGG), held by King's College London. Lecture notes, 1819 and letters, 1801-1866, held by the Royal College of Surgeons of England; memoranda on the history of surgery, c1849-1857 (reference: MS 7793), held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine.



Previous reference: M132, M133.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900) D T Bird (London, 1984). 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

April 2002; revised January 2003

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  • Medical profession
  • Medical records
  • Medical sciences
  • Patients
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Physicians
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare
  • Surgeons
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • South, John Flint, 1797-1882, Surgeon

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • St Thomas' Hospital, London


  • Southwark, London, England

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