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Guy's Hospital Gazette and Guyoscope

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/Gazette
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: Guy's Hospital Gazette and Guyoscope
Date(s): 1872-1996
Level of description: Series of Guy's Hospital Medical School records
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Extent: approximately 200 volumes
Name of creator(s): Guy's Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

Guy's Hospital Gazette was founded in 1872 by a student, T Cattell-Jones as a private venture. It was published by a committee who managed the Gazette, and in 1874 its management was taken over by the Pupils' Physical Society. Publication ceased from 1880 to 1887, due to a dispute between the Editor of the Gazette and the Governors of the Hospital. In 1900 the Physical Society gave up its interest in the Gazette, and the Committee became independent of any sections or societies of the Hospital and Medical School.

The Guyoscope was established in 1897 by Dr B Burnett-Ham, as a 'medical Punch', inspired by some caricatures of the teaching staff by Stanley Cock. Publication ceased in 1906, but was resumed briefly in 1920.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copies of Guy's Hospital Gazette, 1872-1996 (incomplete series), containing articles, obituaries, events, photographs and news;

copy of the Guyscope, Guy's Hospital satirical magazine, 1920.

copies of the Tablet, Guy's Hospital Medical School students' magazine, 1977-1980.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by publication.

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:

Allied Materials

Related material:

Complete series of Guy's Hospital Gazette, 1872-date, and copies of the Tablet, 1977-1980, are held by King's College London Guy's Campus Information Services Centre.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: 'The History of Guy's Hospital Gazette', in Guy's Hospital Gazette Bicenary Number, 1925. 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:
April 2002

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