Finding Aid for the St. Bartholomew's Hospital Collection Biomed.0359

Finding aid prepared by Kelly Besser, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 15.
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: St. Bartholomew's Hospital collection
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0359
Physical Description: 1 unknown (1 volume)
Date (inclusive): 1767-1945
Language of Material: English .

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7321936 

Scope and Contents

"This is an unpublished collection of miscellaneous papers on the history of St. Bartholomew's, [assembled by Norwich surgeon Charles Noon]. Some are probably Noon's own work, such as a typed list of the physicians and surgeons of the hospital through history, while others are typescripts by Noon of published works by others -- for instance, 'Extracts from On the Education Character and Practice of a Surgeon-Apothecary', a book published in 1767 by James Lucas. Also bound in is a first edition extract from Charles Dickens's journal Household Words, an article on St. Bartholomew's called 'Twenty-Four Hours in a London Hospital' (Feb. 8th 1851, No. 46), written not by Dickens himself but by Frederick Knight Hunt, surgeon and founder of the Medical Times (Lohri, pp. 73 and 321). Also included is the prospectus for the hospital for 1911-12, which comes with an attractive folding map, a brochure for the 1939 Mansion House appeal for the rebuilding of St. Bart's., and a collection of aphorisms by the consulting surgeon R. Cozens Bailey, including such gems as: 'If the Archbishop of Canterbury showed me a tongue like that I'd say it was syphilis'. Noon's handwritten contents page refers to nine works, but there are at least eleven bound in, with other unreferenced cuttings."--Antiquarian bookseller's description, 2013. Also included is a typescript from 1945 of Reginald M. Vick's 'The changing face of Bart's: an address delivered to the Abernethian Society at the opening meeting of the 150th session of the society."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

St. Bartholomew's Hospital (London, England)