Hodgkin (Thomas) (Physician) Archive

Subject strengths: Medicine

The archive comprises some printed work by Thomas Hodgkin, letters to and from fellow physicians and a box of notes on medical cases, observations and various fragments. 

Thomas Hodgkin (b. 1798 – d. 1866) is a British physician from a Quaker family, who studied medicine in Paris and Edinburgh. In 1826 he was appointed lecturer in morbid anatomy and also acted as a museum curator at Guy’s Hospital. Thomas Hodgkin, Richard Bright and Thomas Addison, who were Hodgkin’s contemporaries, became known as ‘the three great men of Guy’s’. Thomas Hodgkin is known for the first account of the Hodgkin’s disease and his extensive contribution to modern pathology  based on his work on cataloguing specimens in the ‘Green Book’.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Hodgkin (Thomas) (Physician) Archive

Archive Ref Code: THODG

Date Range of Material

1827 - 1969

Type of Material

The personal archive of physician John Hodgkin

Size of Collection

1 Linear Metres

How To Order Items From This Collection

Please use the finding aid below to search through a list of the individual items we have within this collection.

If you find an item you would like to consult in the Special Collections reading room, simply make a note of the reference number and title of the item(s) you are interested in (A7 ‘Thomas Hodgkin, M.D. (1798-1866): An Annotated Bibliography (1969)).

You can then place your order by linking to our request form. 

Finding Aid 

This collection has not been catalogued but a list of the contents of the boxes is available via this finding aid.

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