Reference code(s): H17/ENT
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: METROPOLITAN EAR, NOSE AND THROAT HOSPITAL
Level of description: sub-fonds
Extent: 1.08 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Metropolitan Ear Nose and Throat Hospital x Institution for Curing Diseases of the Ear x Metropolitan Ear Institution
In 1838, the surgeon James Yearsley founded the Metropolitan Ear Nose and Throat Hospital, in Sackville Street, W1. It was the first hospital to specialise in diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat. The hospital moved to Fitzroy Square in 1911, where it remained until the Second World War. During the war the hospital was severely damaged by bombing, and was evacuated to Watford but retained a clinic in London for treatment of outpatients and emergencies. In 1949 it moved again, to No. 5 Collingham Gardens, Earls Court. The hospital was transferred to Saint Mary Abbots Hospital in 1953, where it retained its identity as a specialist hospital until 1985 when it was removed from the control of Saint Mary Abbots and became part of the Ear, Nose and Throat Department of the new Charing Cross Hospital.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Metropolitan Ear Nose and Throat Hospital, including minutes, 1954-1959; annual reports, 1875-1947; registers of operations, 1955-1966, matron's correspondence, 1950-1968 and general correspondence, 1908-1931.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
These records are arranged according to a classification scheme for hospital records: General Hospital Administration (A), Patients' Administration (B), Finance Office (D), Endowments (E), Related Documentation (Y) and Prints and Photographs (PH).
Conditions governing access:
These records are open to public inspection, although under section 5(4) of the 1958 Public Records Act administrative records are closed for 30 years and patient records for 100 years.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
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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.
Date(s) of descriptions: February 2009