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St Bartholomew's Hospital Journal

The Journal was established in 1893 by two Medical College students and is a rich resource for understanding student life and experience over many decades.

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.
For enquiries and information regarding access to non-digitised records, please contact

The content and format of the Journal changes during the course of its long publication, but issues contain a variety of: medical articles, observations and case histories; information about courses and syllabus; examination results and prizes; reports on Hospital and College activities including clubs and societies; anecdotal stories and poems; illustrations and photographs; letters to the Editor; book reviews; obituaries, and notices of births, deaths and marriages.

81 volumes have been digitised, which cover the years 1893 to 1974. Later volumes, which cover up to 1998, are not digitised and can be consulted by appointment by contacting

You can search the Journal for specific topics, articles, names and events using the 'Find' facility in your pdf reader or the 'Ctrl+F' function on your keyboard. An index is available for most of the volumes; click on the 'cover and index' pdf for each volume to get the required page numbers and then navigate to the relevant files.

To view these digitised records, please use the drop down menus below. Please note that, due to the size of some of the PDF files, download times may take up to 30-60 seconds.

Nos. 4 and 8 only. No. 8 includes a list of territorials and nurses from the hospital serving in the First World War.

SBHMS/PB/1/21: Barts Journal Vol. 22 No. 4 (Jan 1915) [PDF 37,928KB]

SBHMS/PB/1/21: Barts Journal Vol. 22 No. 8 (May 1915) [PDF 28,603KB]

Nos. 7-12 only. Includes the 'Fiftieth Anniversary Number' (October 1943). With index.

SBHMS/PB/1/50: Barts Journal Vol. 47 No.s 7-12, pp.187-296 (Aug 1943-Jan 1944) [PDF 161,399KB]

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