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Deptford (Infectious Diseases) Hospital

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0113 MS-DEPTH
Held at: Royal College of Physicians
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Full title: Deptford (Infectious Diseases) Hospital
Date(s): 1877-1892
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 3 items
Name of creator(s): Deptford Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

Deptford Hospital, Avonley Road, Deptford, was opened on 17 March 1877, by the Metropolitan Asylums Board for admission of pauper patients with smallpox. By 1881, the epidemic was over, but it remained a fever hospital up until 1941. It became the South Eastern Fever Hospital in 1885 and then New Cross General Hospital in 1949. Since c 1964 it was known as New Cross Hospital. It closed c 1991.


Scope and content/abstract:

Case books 1877, and post-mortem reports, Deptford Hospital, 1890-1892.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As oulined in the Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open for consultation, unless otherwise indicated.

Conditions governing reproduction:

All requests should be referred to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

Available at the Royal College of Physicians.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Provenance of the collection is unknown.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the RCP's Adlib catalogue; edited by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Aug 2008

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