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Hood, Basil (1876-1978)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB0120 GC/21
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Hood, Basil (1876-1978)
Date(s): 1910-1941
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Hood | Basil | 1876-1978 | medical superintendent
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Dr Basil Hood, MRCS, LRCP, was the Medical Superintendent of the St Marylebone Infirmary, later St Charles' Hospital, from 1910 to 1941. Few further details of his career may be found in the Medical Directory.


Scope and content/abstract:

Two volumes of notes on St Marylebone Infirmary (later St Marylebone Hospital and then St Charles' Hospital), relating to Hood's period as Medical Superindendent, 1910-1941, compiled by Dr Hood in the 1950s[?], with indexes by his daughter Mrs L Ross.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Volume 1 and 2, covering staffing, staff duties, facilities, equipment, departments, consultants, surgeons, nurses, World War 1 (1914-1918) and war work, influenza epidemic, 1918-1919, ward systems and patient classification, salaries.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access until 2036: readers to consult archivist; no personal names or identifying details to be disclosed; bona fides to be required if necessary.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Wellcome Library catalogue online.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These two volumes were presented to the Wellcome Institute Library by Dr Hood's daughter Mrs Lettice Ross in 1976 and transferred in 1980 to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre (now Archives and Manuscripts, Wellcome Library).

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Barbara Ball from the Wellcome Library online catalogue.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January 2009

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