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SYDENHAM, Thomas (1624-1689)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0113 MS-SYDET
Held at: Royal College of Physicians
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Full title: SYDENHAM, Thomas (1624-1689)
Date(s): 1669- c 1683
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 items
Name of creator(s): Sydenham | Thomas | 1624-1689 | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Baptized, 1624; educated Oxford University and Montpellier; began his career as an army officer in the army of Charles I; entered medicine and became a famous London practitioner, often called 'the English Hippocrates'; His conceptions of the causes and treatments of epidemics and his classic descriptions of gout, smallpox, malaria, scarlet fever, hysteria, and chorea established him as a founder of modern clinical medicine and epidemiology; died, 1689.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Thomas Sydenham, 1669-c1683, including observations on fevers and acute diseases, in collaboration with John Locke and translation into English of his treatise on gout.

Access & Use

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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:

Translation of the treatise on gout purchased 1961.

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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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