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Mexico: Hospital de San Andrés

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 WMS/Amer.80 and 87
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Mexico: Hospital de San Andrés
Date(s): 1819-1840
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file and 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Hospital de San Andrés | Mexico City | Mexico
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Hospital de San Andrés was founded in the city of Mexico in 1779. During the nineteenth century it was the most important hospital in the city.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection comprises a detailed financial report on the state of the hospital, dated 1819 (WMS/Amer.80) and a prescription book for the women's section of a large hospital, dated 1840 and conjecturally assigned to the Hospital de San Andrés (WMS/Amer.87).

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

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:

Described in: Robin Price, An Annotated Catalogue of Medical Americana in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1983). Detailed catalogue available at

Archival Information

Archival history:

The items in this collection formed part of the León Collection.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased 1927.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by Robin Price.

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:
December 2000.

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