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King's College London Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KDPHE
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Records
Date(s): [1895]-1999
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 10 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London Department of Public Health and Epidemiology


Administrative/Biographical history:

Throughout the 1990s, Public Health and Epidemiology was part of the Division of Community-based Clinical Subjects in the Faculty of Medicine within the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Following the merger of King's with the United Medical and Dental Schools in 1998, teaching was devolved to the Department of Public Health Medicine in the Division of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences in the Guy's, King's and St Thomas's (GKT) School of Medicine.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology comprise patient survey data and questionnaire forms, printed reports, and glass slides of public notices promoting cleanliness and public health, [1895]-1999. These notably include completed volunteer questionnaires concerning the effects on the physiogomy of smoking and alcohol consumption, with photographs attached, 1996-1998; ovarian cancer ultrasound cohort study papers, consisting of statistics and case histories relating to the survival of patients with ovarian cancer, with notes concerning the release of patient information and copies of some death certificates, 1982-1998; completed questionnaires concerning the experience of chicken pox patients, 1996-1997; statistics and patient details of chicken pox related deaths, 1995-1997; statistics and data concerning chicken pox and shingles in Wales, 1991-1997; papers relating to a study of self-screening for high blood pressure in general practice using the electronic sphygomanometer, including abstracts, equipment specifications and offprints, 1996-1999; offprints and other papers on pain, especially in relation to day surgery, 1977-1997; glass plate slides showing notices advocating cleanliness, exercise and the cleaning of teeth, [1918-1939]; photographs of nursing inspections and proposals for a solarium in Southwark, [1895-1930].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Boxed in order of accession.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Staff and student records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental and other College staff with permission from the Head of Department.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Hand list available in hard copy in the College Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from Dr Timothy Crayford, 1999-2000.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
King's College prospectuses. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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:
May 2001

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