Medical Archives, Medical Records and Medical Ancestors
If you are seeking further information about St. Thomas’ or Guy’s Hospitals, the archives are held at the London Metropolitan Archives.
If you are trying to find a particular Doctor, the records of Doctors trained at the hospitals (and Junior House Doctors) are held at Kings College Archive.
Many of the hospital’s Doctors taught here so it is probably the best place to start looking for a Guy’s or St Thomas’ Doctor. Otherwise try the London Metropolitan Archives.
If you are seeking a nurse, pharmacist or apothecary try the London Metropolitan Archives.
You might try ‘Tracing Your Medical Ancestors – A guide for Family Historians’ By Michelle Higgs, Barnsley, Pen&Sword Books, 2011.
The medical professional bodies may also be of help – many of these are represented on the London Museums of Health and Medicine web page.
History of Medicine
Museums of Heath and Medicine – This page provides links to medical museums in London.
Other Operating/Dissection Theatres:
Fenwick Operating Theatre, Kingston General Hospital Ontario.
Etherdome, Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School.
Clemente Susini’s anatomical wax models – collection at the University of Cagliari.
Museum Boerhaave – Leiden.
Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine This site has links to many other history of medicine sites.
Bodies – exhibition at Earls Court.
Body Worlds – Von Hagen’s exhibition of plastinated bodies.
Images from the History of Medicine – National Library of Medicine (USA).
Museum of Health Care – The only museum in Canada entirely devoted to the history of medicine and health care, located near the last remaining Victorian-era surgical amphitheatre in Canada.
The Herb Society.org.uk (The UK’s leading society for increasing the understanding, use and appreciation of herbs and their benefits to health).
German Museum of Pharmacy – Heidelberg
Herbal Wisdom – Information about various herbs, and a forum for herb-related discussion
Health and Medicine Links
NHS Direct on line
Health6.com – comprehensive health link directory
To save money visiting other Museums look at the London Pass
Further links to museum subjects on CHR web site
London, England Attraction Information Guides
A detailed attractions guide featuring London museums information, including galleries, exhibitions, admission, opening hours, discount London hotels, and photographs.
Discover London Bridge: Things to do, list of events in and around the Pool of London (area around Tower Bridge).
Hays Galleria – the Larder of London turned into a shopper experience
Historic Newspapers have been kind enough to donate several historic newspapers for use in the displays at the Museum – dating to 1822. To see their selection click here:.