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GULL, Sir William Withey (1816-1890)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/PP2/15-17 and G/PP4/10
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: GULL, Sir William Withey (1816-1890)
Date(s): 1839-1864
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 volumes, 1 item
Name of creator(s): Gull | Sir | William Withey | Baronet | 1816-1890 | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1816; Lecturer on Physiology and Comparative Anatomy, Guy's Hospital, 1846-1856; Physician to Guy's Hospital, 1858-1868; President of the Clinical Society, 1871-1872; Physician to the Prince of Wales, 1871; physician in Ordinary to Queen Victoria, 1887-1890; died, 1890. Born, Colchester, Essex, 1816; educated privately; assistant in a school at Lewes; student at Guy's Hospital, in 1837; M D, London University, 1846; medical tutor, [1841], Lecturer on Natural Philosophy, 1843-1847, Lecturer on Physiology and Comparative Anatomy, 1846-1856, Guy's Hospital; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, 1848; Fullerian Professor of Physiology at the Royal Institution, 1847-1849; Assistant Physician, 1851, Physician, 1856-1868, joint Lecturer on Medicine, 1856-1865, Consulting Physician to Guy's Hospital, 1868-1890; member of the London University Senate; censor of the College of Physicians, 1859-1861, 1872-1873; Fellow, Royal Society, 1869; member, General Medical Council, 1871-1883, 1886-1887; Physician to the Prince of Wales, 1871; created a baronet, 1872; Physician Extraordinary, 1872, Physician in Ordinary to the Queen, 1887-1890; died, 1890.
Publications include: An oration delivered before the Hunterian Society (London, 1861); Clinical Observation in relation to Medicine in modern times (1869); The Harveian Oration delivered at the Royal College of Physicians (J Churchill & Sons, London, [1870]); Alcohol as a Medicine and as a Beverage. Extracts from the evidence given by Sir W. G. ... before the Peers' Select Committee on Intemperance (London, [1878]); A Collection of the Published Writings of W. W. Gull Edited an arranged by T D Acland 2 volumes (London, 1894, 1896); many papers in Guy's Hospital Reports.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Sir William Withey Gull, comprising notes on his clinical lectures delivered at Guy's Hospital, February 1864, taken by an unidentified student. Lecture titles include 'The principals of investigating and treating disease', 'The disease of paraplegia' and 'The condition of acute rheumatism'.
Also certificate of attendance at Clinical Lectures at Guy's Hospital, with daily reports made upon select cases in the clinical wards, Oct 1839-May 1840.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The volumes are arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

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 and Corporate Record Services.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Guy's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers, 1838-1853, including clinical and lecture notes, are held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, (reference: MSS 2136, 2140, 2654-55, 3079-80); papers relating to treatment of Prince of Wales for typhoid, 1871-1872 (reference: MS 5873); letters to HW and SA Acland, 1870-1890, held by the Bodleian Library, Oxford University (reference: MSS Acland); correspondence relating to Guy's Hospital, 1879-1880, held by London Metopolitan Archives (reference: H9/GY/A220).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Dictionary of National Biography CD-ROM (Oxford University Press, 1995); Historical Manuscripts Commission On-line National Register of Archives; British Library Public Catalogue On-line; 'List of Books by Guy's Men in the Wills Library, Guy's Hospital' William Wale, in Guy's Hospital Reports Vol LXVII. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
September 2001; revised January 2003; Jun 2004

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