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Pupil's Physical Society of Guy's Hospital

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/S7
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: Pupil's Physical Society of Guy's Hospital
Date(s): 1830-1966
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
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Extent: approximately 11 volumes and 70 folders
Name of creator(s): Pupil's Physical Society of Guy's Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Pupil's Physical Society of Guy's Hospital was originally started in 1830 as a student's society for the discussion of subjects of medical and surgical importance, showing of interesting cases and reading papers. It was managed by a Committee of Presidents, elected by the society from the senior students and house officers. The ordinary meetings were attended by students only, and intended as a forum for discussing medical problems.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Pupil's Physical Society of Guy's Hospital, 1830-1966, comprising minutes, 1830-1966, and copies of papers presented to the Society, covering a wide range of subjects such as diseases, poisoning, wounds, fractures, pregnancy and surgery; printed session programmes of meetings and papers, 1930-1960; lists of members, 1874-1913, with expenses and minutes of Presidents' meetings, [1887]-1913;
student essays awarded the prize of the Pupil's Physical Society and presented to meetings of the Society, 1831-1966;
papers of the Secretary of the Society, 1870-1958, including manuscripts of speeches to meetings, c1870-1891; correspondence relating to Society business, including attendance at meetings, management of Guy's Hospital Gazette and award of essay prizes, 1871-1891; bills and receipts, [1884-1958]; invitations to speakers; descriptions of medical cases presented to meetings, 1923-1958.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the scope and content.

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 catalogues are available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
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:
October 2001; revised November 2002

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