Here are a set of links to take you deeper and further:
For Researchers of medical family histories: History of Medicine:
Museums: London, Southwark etc :
Other links – Education, historic newspapers, victorian links, commercial links etc :
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If you are seeking further information re 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’s Doctor. Otherwise try the London Metropolitan Archives.
If you are seeking a nurse, pharmacist or apothecary try the London Metropolitan Archives.
If you are seeking a medical practioner in London, the best bet is to look in Medical Directories. These can be found at the Society of Genealogists or the Guildhall Library.
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
Other Operating/Dissection Theatres:
Bologna Anatomy Theatre
Teatro Anatomico, Padua
Leiden Theatre (Dissection Theatre)
Fenwick Operating Theatre, Kingston General Hospital Ontario
Etherdome, Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School
America’s -operating-theater Philadelphia – Pennsylvania Hospitalr
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.
The Wellcome Library
Wellcome Trust Centre for the history of Medicine at UCL
The Wellcome Collection
Early 17th century anatomical images by Pietro da Cortona
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.
Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
National Museum of Health and Medicine, USA
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
The Midwife’s diary
History of Health and Healthcare Educational Resource
Oldest hospital in N America
Museum of the History of Medicine – Drug Trade Exhibition
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
Love London Museums
London Museums OnLine
24 Hour Museum
To save money visiting other Museums look at the London Pass
The Science Museum Medical Collections
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
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Southwark Links on Lost Industry of Southwark
Victorian Web Science and Health
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:.
Education on the Internet – Spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk
BBC Schools online