Here are a set of links to take you deeper and further:

bullet point For Researchers of medical family histories: bullet point History of Medicine:

bullet point Museums: bullet point London, Southwark etc :

bullet point Other links – Education, historic newspapers, victorian links, commercial links etc :

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Medical Archives, Medical Records and Medical Ancestors

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

History of Medicine

Museums of Heath and Medicine – This page provides links to medical museums in London.

Other Operating/Dissection Theatres:

Bologna Anatomy Theatre

Gustavianum Uppsala

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

Florence Nightingale

Thackray Museum

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

The Midwife’s diary

History of Health and Healthcare Educational Resource

Oldest hospital in N America

Herbal Medicine/Pharmacy

Museum of the History of Medicine – Drug Trade Exhibition

The Herb (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 – 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.

The London Helicopter



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 Cathedral

Golden Hinde

Southwark Links on Lost Industry of Southwark

Victorian Era

Victorian Web Science and Health

Historic Newspapers

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 –

BBC Schools online

Kids Stuff


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