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Registers of Patient Case Notes

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GOS/10
Held at: Great Ormond Street Hospital Archives
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Full title: Registers of Patient Case Notes
Date(s): 1852-1944
Level of description: Sub fonds
Extent: 62.5 shelves, covering approximately 189 metres of 522 bound volumes
Name of creator(s): Great Ormond Street Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

Great Ormond Street Hospital was founded in 1852 by Charles West on its current site in Bloomsbury as the Hospital for Sick Children. It was the first children's hospital in Britain. It became part of the NHS in 1948 and took over the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Sick Children in 1968. It went through several changes of name during this period and adopted its current name in 1994.


Scope and content/abstract:

Patient case notes of Great Ormond Street Hospital, comprising Medical Case-Notes for the following physicians and surgeons; GOS/10/1-14, Dr West’s Patients, 1857- 1873; GOS/10/15-21, Dr Hillier’s Patients, 1861-1868; GOS/10/22- 29, Dr Buchanan’s Patients, 1868-1882; GOS/10/30 – 37, Dr Gee’s Patients, 1874-1884.

Casenotes of the following doctors are arranged chronologically in the series; Dr Barlow, 1885-1899; Dr Abercrombie, 1886-1892; Dr Hadden, 1887-1893; Dr Sturges, 1889-1894; Dr Cheadle, 1889-1891; Dr Lees, 1891-1904; Dr Penrose, 1895-1905; Dr Batten, 1898-1918; Dr Garrod, 1899-1913; Dr Voelcker, 1900-1919; Dr Colman, 1905-1919; Dr Still, 1913-1926; Dr Poynton, 1918-1934; Dr Hutchison, 1919-1934; Dr Thursfield, 1920-1935; Dr Frew (including his Asthma Clinic patients), 1927-1938; Dr Cockayne, 1934-1938; Dr Pearson, 1934-1938; Dr Patterson, 1935-1937; Dr Wyllie, 1935-1937; also GOS/10/100, Chorea patients in Alice Ward, 1893-1899.

Surgical case notes, comprising registers for Mr Holmes, 1862-1867; Mr Owens, 1886-1898; Mr Arbuthnot Lane, 1890-1913; Mr Morgan, 1890-1899; Mr Hudson, 1893; Mr Pitt, 1893-1905; Mr Gunn, 1893-1900; Mr Ballance, 1902-1906; Mr Lister, 1903-1905; Mr Kellock, 1903-1913; Mr Collier, 1905-1911; Mr. Steward, 1906-1909; Mr. Fairbank, 1906-1911; MR Parsons (Ophthalmic), 1906-1911; Mr. Corner, 1909-1913; and Mr Waugh’s patients, 1911-1912. In addition, there are registers of surgical cases in Helena Ward, 1899-1902, Louise Ward, 1901-1903; dental surgery patients, 1904-1905 and a register of 'odd' surgical cases, 1934-1945* and a register of air raid casualties treated at Great Ormond Street, 1940-1944.

Other records comprise, GOS/10/514, Patient Record Cards for Dr. Pearson’s Out-Patient Clinic, 1923; and GOS/10/515-519, the Squint Clinic Patient Record Cards, 1932-1937.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The bound registers are principally arranged by the name of the physician or surgeon, and placed on the shelves in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Material over 100 years old is closed. case motes before 1911 are open for consultation.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Open material may be digitally photographed, but the binding and fragile condition of much of the material precludes photocopying. Close dmaterial cannot be copied.

Finding aids:

A typescript catalogue and master catalogue on computer are available for consultation in the Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See Dr. West’s clinical research papers and paediatric patient index in GOS/11/1.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Andrea Tanner

Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
December 2010

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