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Medical student registers

These registers record details about the education of medical students who entered St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College from 1906-1934.

The digitisation of these records was generously funded by the Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital Trust. These records are held by Barts Health NHS Trust Archives and Museums. For more information about their collections, browse and search the catalogue

Each register contains:

  • an index arranged alphabetically by surname and then chronologically by year of entry;
  • one page per student recording: name; preliminary examination; date of birth; home address (including the name of the student's father or other relative); date entered; lectures: subject, number attended, session during which attended; demonstrations: subject, number attended, session during which attended; clinical appointments; scholarships and prizes; and examinations passed.
  • Some registers also include additions such as copies of references and newspaper cuttings. 

To search for a particular student:

  1. Click on the 'cover and index' pdf for the relevant volume and browse to find the student name and corresponding page number in the index (these pdfs are not text-searchable). The pdf will either open on your screen or automatically download to your desktop.
  2. Click on the pdf with the relevant page span (eg. 'pp.1-96' refers to pages 1-96) and navigate to the correct page.

Researching earlier students

An earlier student register covering the years 1857-1864 (reference: SBHMS/S/2/1) has not been digitised. Please email if you wish to enquire about entries from this register. 

An alphabetical index of all medical students for the period 1842-1935 can be found here: SBHMS-S-6-2 [PDF 2,229KB]

An index of names of surgical students from the period c.1804-1826, compiled from the journal of Sir Ludford Harvey, Surgeon to St Bartholomew's Hospital, can be found here: SBHMS-S-6-1 [PDF 894KB].

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