412 Authority record results for Disciplines-Health

Abbott, Mary

  • Person
  • 1920-?

Born in St Andrews, Scotland. Trained as a nurse at St George's.

Adams, John

  • Person
  • 1952-2016

Born in Buckinghamshire. Trained as a nurse at St George's after graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in theological and religious studies. Worked as a nurse in several London hospitals before moving into nursing education, ending his career as a lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Adams, Joseph

  • Person
  • 1756-1818

Student at St George's Hospital under John Hunter; studied also at St Bartholomew's Hospital and Guy's Hospital. Became a member of the Corporation of Surgeons in 1790. MD 1795 from the University of Aberdeen based on his work 'Morbid Poisons'. Lived and work at Madeira for eight years, and is said to have introduced cowpox to Madeira. Admitted as an extra-licentiate to the London Royal College of Physicians on his return to England in 1805. Physician at the Smallpox Hospital 1806, where he contributed to a report on smallpox. Remembered as the founder of medical genetics.

Addison, Thomas

  • Person
  • 1793-1860

Known for describing skin disease now known as Addison's disease.

Attended lectures on surgery at St George's in 1816.

Aisbitt, Pamela

  • Person
  • 1933-?

Trained and worked as a nurse at St George's

Aldridge, Thomas

  • Person

First apothecary at St George’s Hospital in 1733; discharged after complaints in 1734

Allbutt, Thomas Clifford

  • Person
  • 1836-1925

Born in Dewsbury 20 Jul 1836, son of Rev Thomas Allbutt and Marianne Wooler. Educated at St Peter's School, York and Caius College, Cambridge; graduated BA 1859 in natural sciences.

Studied medicine at St George's and Paris; MB 1860.

Consulting physician in Leeds. Worked at Leeds General Infirmary, Dispensary and Fever Hospital. Lecturer on physic and anatomy at Yorkshire College.

Invented a short-stemmed, portable clinical thermometer in 1866, which was able to record temperature in 5 minutes, instead of the previous 20 minutes. He was one of the first to use the ophthalmoscope, and extended its use beyond the diagnosis of ocular diseases. Published on syphilitic disease of the cerebral ateries and on the effects of strain on the heart.

Retired from medical practice in 1889 to become commissioner in lunacy. Made regius chair of physic at Cambridge in 1892. Edited 'System of Medicine', published in 8 volumes between 1896-1899; its second edition, together with Humphry Davy Rolleston, appeared in 11 volumes in 1905-1911. Physician at Addenbrooke's Hospital 1900. Member of the General Medical Council 1908-1918. Prominent at the Royal College of Physicians.

Married Susan England in 1869; they had no children. Died at Cambridge 22 Feb 1925.

Allen, Hazel

  • Person
  • ?

Sister and tutor at St George's, c.1956-1968

Altmann, Pam

  • Person
  • 1930-?

Born in Bromley, Kent [now Greater London]. Trained as a nurse at St George's and worked at Atkinson Morley's Hospital before emigrating to Australia

Anderson, Judy

  • Person
  • ?

Director of Nursing Services at Atkinson Morley's Hospital, c.1980s-1990s, and subsequently Chief Nurse at St George's

Anderson, Marion

  • Person
  • ?

Responsible for interviewing students about their experience on the experimental '2 + 1' nursing course at St George's, 1966-1971

Atkinson Morley Hospital

  • GB/NNAF/C230090
  • Corporate body
  • 1869-2003

The hospital was originally built as a convalescent home for recovering patients from St George's Hospital (then at Hyde Park Corner), but became a brain surgery centre and was involved in the development of the CT scanner.

Atkinson Morley, a former medical student at St George's and a wealthy landowner and hotelier, left £100,000 in his will to St George's 'for receiving, maintaining and generally assisting convalescent poor patients', and the hospital opened in July 1869. It received patients from St George's initially on horse-drawn carriages, and from 1888 on an 'omnibus' accommodating 14 people.

It remained a convalescent home until 1939, and during the First World War it accommodated servicemen. The hospital was struggling financially, and gradually it began to admit more acute cases as well as tuberculosis patients. During the Second World War it became Atkinson Morley Emergency Hospital.

After the war, the hospital became an internationally recognised neuroscience centre, established by neurosurgeon Wylie McKissock. The Department of Psychiatry and an X-ray department specialising in neuroradiology were established in 1949; a Sleep Laboratory was established in 1972. The Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre was opened in 1967 to provide rehabilitation and outpatient services for the hospital. The hospital successfully introduced CT (computed tomography) scanning into medical practice in 1971 following a prototype scanner built by electronic engineer Godfrey Hounsfield, who was subsequently awarded the Nobel Prize for his invention in 1979.

The building closed in 2003, and neuroscience services were located to the Atkinson Morley Wing at St George's Hospital, Tooting; the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre remained in Wimbledon.

Babtie, J. M. T.

  • Person

Matron at St George’s Hospital, c.1910s-1920s

Bailey, Jane

  • Person
  • 1943-?

Born in London. Trained as a nurse at St George's, 1961-1964.

Baillie, Matthew

  • Person
  • 1761-1823

Born in Lanarkshire 27 Oct 1761, the son of Rev James Baillie (subsequently professor of divinity at the University of Glasgow) and Dorothea Hunter, sister of William and John Hunter. His sister was poet Joanna Baillie. Educated at Hamilton. Student at University of Glasgow and Balliol College, University of Oxford from 1779. Graduated AB 1783, AM 1786, MB 1786, MD 1789.

Baillie spent his holidays in London staying with his uncle William Hunter, and studied anatomy at St George's under his uncle John Hunter, as well as assisting him on his lectures and demonstrations and supervised students making dissections. On the death of William Hunter, Baillie inherited £5,000, Hunter's house on Great Windmill Street and the use of Hunter's museum until 30 years from Hunter's death, as well as a small estate in Scotland, which he gave to John Hunter. Baillie lectured at the school from 1783-84 to 1799 or 1803.

He was appointed physician at St George's Hospital in 1787. Candidate of the Royal College of Physicians 1789, fellow 1790; censor in 1791 and 1796, elect 1809. Honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh 1809. Fellow of the Royal Society. Baillie succeeded his friends David Pitcairn and Dr Warren to practice, which grew so rapidly that he resigned his appointment at St George's as well as giving up on teaching anatomy, devoting himself to his medical practice. Appointed physician extraordinary to George III and in 1814 physician in ordinary to Princess Charlotte. Declined baronetcy for his services to the king.

Published widely on anatomy and pathology; his 'The Morbid Anatomy of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body', published in 1793, is considered the first systematic study of pathology, and the first publication in English on pathology as a separate subjects. He is credited with identifying transposition of the great vessels (TGV) and situs inversus.

Married Sophia Denman, daughter of physician Thomas Denman, an alumnus of St George's. Retired to Gloucestershire, where he died 23 Sep 1823, aged 62 after briefly suffering from inflammation of the mucous membrane of the trachea. His wife Sophia died in 1845, aged 74.

Baird, Isaac

  • Person

Governor of St George's Hospital 1733-?. Apothecary. Of Haymarket

Bakewell, Jane

  • Person
  • 1932-?

Born in Suffolk. Trained and worked as a nurse at St George's. Spent time in Rhodesia [Zimbabwe] and worked as a district nurse before returning to St George's to teach in the School of Nursing.

Barclay, Andrew Whyte

  • Person
  • 1817-1884

Born in Fife. Educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh. Spent a winter as a medical student at the Westminster Hospital. Qualified in 1838 and spent time in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France before studying at Caius College, Cambridge 1842; MB 1847.

Medical registrar at St George's Hospital 1847, assistant physician 1857, physician 1862-1882, consulting physician, lecturer on materia medica and physic.

Lumleian lecturer, censor, Harveian orator and treasurer at the Royal College of Physicians. President of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society 1881. Published 'Manual of Medical Diagnosis' 1851, and on heart disease. Chelsea's first medical officer of health, examiner on sanitary science in Cambridge.

Died at Stevenage.

Barnes, Robert

  • Person
  • 1817-1907

Born in Norwich. Son of Harriet Futter and Philip Barnes, architect and founder of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Regent's Park. Educated at home in Norwich and at Bruges, Belgium. Apprenticed to a local surgeon aged 15.

Studied medicine at University College London and St George's Hospital; qualified in 1842. Stayed in Paris for a year teaching English following his qualification before entering general practice at Notting Hill. Assistant obstetric physician at the London Hospital 1859, obstetric physician 1863. Obstetric physician at St Thomas's 1865; lecturer on midwifery. Also worked at the Seamen's Hospital, the East London Hospital for Children and the Royal Maternity Hospital.

Obstetric physician-surgeon 1875-1885 at St George's Hospital, consulting obstetric physician 1885-1907.

Published widely on obstetrics and gynecology. Lettsomian lecturer at the Medical Society of London, Lumleian lecturer and censor at the Royal College of Physicians.

Married twice, first Eliza Fawkener; they had two daughters and a son. Married Alice Maria Hughes in 1880; they had one daughter and one son. Retired to Eastbourne. Died in 1907 aged 90.

Batchelor, John

  • Person
  • ?

Supplied herbs and medicines to St George’s Hospital in the 1700s

Bayliss, Rosemary

  • Person
  • ?

Trained and worked as a nurse at St George's

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