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Miscellaneous Medical Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GOS/12
Held at: Great Ormond Street Hospital Archives
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Full title: Miscellaneous Medical Records
Date(s): 1857-1989
Level of description: Sub fonds of Great Ormond Street Archives
Extent: 45 bound volumes and 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Great Ormond Street Hospital and patients' relatives


Administrative/Biographical history:

Great Ormond Street Hospital was founded in 1852 on its Bloomsbury site. It has undergone several changes of title since its foundation. Its current description, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, dates from 1994.


Scope and content/abstract:

Secondary medical records, comprising GOS/12/1: Register of drugs issued, including names, quantity and cost, 1857-1865; GOS/12/2: Drug Issue Register, 1870-1875; GOS/12/3: Drug Issue Register, 1882-1887; GOS/12/4: Drug Issue Register, 1894-1903; GOS/12/5: Register of Beer, Wines and Spirits issued to patients, 1852; GOS/12/6: Register of beer issued to patients, 1858-1864; GOS/12/7: Register of beer issued to patients, 1864-1878; GOS/12/8: Register of wines and spirits issued to patients, 1876-1883; GOS/12/9: Register of brandy, port and stout issued to patients (Victoria Ward) 1891-1892; GOS/12/10: Monthly totals register of wines and spirits issued, 1852-1853; GOS/12/11 Monthly totals register of port, brandy, sherry, gin, claret and porter issued to patients, 1860-1869; GOS/12/12: Monthly totals register of port, brandy, gin and porter issued to patients, 1869-1879; GOS/12/13: Monthly totals register of port, brandy, sherry and porter issued to patients, 1879-1893; GOS/12/14: Monthly totals of brandy and sherry issued to patients by ward, 1923-1935.

GOS/12/15: Register of Anti-Toxin reports, 1900-1913; GOS/12/16-17: Registers of X-Rays, 1930, 1932; GOS/12/18-19: Blood-Bank registers, 1961-1962, 1963; GOS/12/20: Antra Wash-Out Clinic statistical register, 1965-1966; GOS/12/21-22: Surgical instrument registers for GOS surgeons during wartime use at Tadworth Court and Hempstead House, c 1940-1941; GOS/12/23: *Patient Appliance Forms (Splints), 1971-1989; GOS/12/24: Illustrated information leaflet on urine testing for Phenyl-Ketonuria published by GOS, 1957; GOS/12/25: Volume, 'Surgical Registrar's Scheme for Preparing and Maintaining Annual Index of Diseases', 1927.

GOS/12/26: Miscellaneous papers of the Medical Records Department; includes examples of patient attendance cards and doctors' letters, 1897-1934, and examples of early 'punch card ' patient records, 1952; GOS/12/27: Patient admission form, of Eileen Last (for electrical treatment under Mr Steward, at age 5 weeks) 1905; GOS/12/28: Patient admission and discharge cards of Grace and Hilda Gilbert (renal sarcoma patients of Mr. Barrington-Ward), 1931; GOS/12/29: Letter of Dr G F Still to Dr Callender concerning treatment of patient Margaret Trimley for tubercular peritonitis, 26 November 1927; GOS/12/30: Programme notes for Clinical Demonstration Day in Annie Zunz Ward, 15 February 1939; GOS/12/31: Table compiled by Mrs Mitzi Waltz, University of Sunderland, on possible cases of autism taken from Dr Dickinson's case notes; GOS/12/32 Patient cards etc, for Catherine Evans, 1925-1934.

GOS/12/33: Great Ormond Street Index to Standard Nomenclature of Diseases of the American Medical Association 4th edition, Dec 1965 (gift of RCPCH Library); GOS/12/34: Patient admission forms 1936*; GOS/12/35-36 Patient cards and letters for Brian Cyril Smith, 1937-1938 (permission to use from date of deposit); GOS/12/37 Correspondence from, or concerning, former patients and their past treatment, 1931-1980 *(received 2005-2008); GOS/12/38 Papers of D. Lewis, Senior Physiotherapy Nurse, on physiotherapy methods used at the Hospital, circa 1945-1950.

GOS/12/39-83 *Post Mortem Registers, 1860-1948; comprising GOS/12/39 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1860-1865; GOS/12/40 Post Mortem Case Reports,1865-1870; GOS/12/41 Post Mortem Case reports, 1870-1876; GOS/12/42 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1876-1879; GOS/12/43 Post Mortem Case Reports,1879-1882; GOS/12/44 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1882-1884; GOS/12/45 Post Mortem Case reports, 1885-1887; GOS/12/46 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1887-1890; GOS/12/47 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1890-1891; GOS/12/48 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1891-1892; GOS/12/49 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1892-1894; GOS/12/50 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1894-1896; GOS/12/51 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1896-1897; GOS/12/52 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1896-1899; GOS/12/53 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1899-1900; GOS/12/54 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1900-1902; GOS/12/55 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1902-1904; GOS/12/56 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1904-1905; GOS/12/57 Post Mortem Case Reports,1905-1906; GOS/12/58 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1906-1907; GOS/12/59 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1907-1908; GOS/12/60 Post Mortem Case Reports; GOS/12/61 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1910-1911; GOS/12/62 Post Mortem Case Reports,1911-1913; GOS/12/63 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1913-1915; GOS/12/64 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1915-1918; GOS/12/65 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1918-1920; GOS/12/66 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1920-1921; GOS/12/67 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1921-1924; GOS/12/68 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1924-1926; GOS/12/69 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1926-1929; GOS/12/70 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1929-1931; GOS/12/71 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1931-1933;GOS/12/72 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1933-1935;GOS/12/73 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1935-1937; GOS/12/74 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1937-1940; GOS/12/75 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1940-1944; GOS/12/76 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1944-1945; GOS/12/77 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1945-1946; GOS/12/78 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1946-1947; GOS/12/79 Post Mortem Case Reports, 1947-1948; GOS/12/80 Post Mortem Catalogue (indexed alphabetically by condition, covering the 1860-1907 Case Report registers listed above);GOS/12/81 Post Mortem Photograph Album, c. 1900-1920 (?); GOS/12/82 Post Mortem Photograph Album, c.1920-1930 (?); GOS/12/83 Post Mortem Photograph Album, circa 1930-1948(?);

GOS/12/84 Attendance Card for Lily Rawlings (patient of Mr. Tyrrell Gray),7-19 March 1926; GOS/12/85 Patient Admission Card for John Cawson, 2 May 1948 (Gift of Mr. Cawson); GOS/12/86 Correspondence with Chief Executive Dr. Jane Collins of former patient Mr. G.K. Allen, concerning his treatment in the 1920s, 2011 *; GOS/12/87 Correspondence by postcard to patient Beryl Parr at Great Ormond Street and Tadworth Court,from family members,1928-1929 (gift from her family).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Drugs and alcohol registers listed first, with secondary registers. Specific patient material is arranged in the order of acquisition.

Conditions governing access:

Records are open, apart form those marked by an asterisk, which are closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No restrictions, excepting specified closed material.

Finding aids:

Catalogue available in hard copy and on computer in Archive Office.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The bulk of the material was created by the Hospital. Several items were donated by relatives of past patients.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entered by Andrea Tanner.

Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
October 2010

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