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St Thomas's Hospital Medical School
St Thomas's Hospital Medical School
in London
was one of the oldest and most prestigious medical schools in the UK. The school was absorbed to form part of King's College London.


1 History 2 Name 3 Departments 4 Notable people

4.1 Notable former members of staff 4.2 Notable alumni

5 References 6 External links

History[edit] It was part of one of the oldest hospitals in London, St Thomas' Hospital established in 1173 but whose roots can be traced to the establishment of St Mary Overie
St Mary Overie
Priory in 1106.[1][2][3] According to historical records St Thomas's Hospital Medical School
St Thomas's Hospital Medical School
was founded in about 1550. It was admitted as a school of the University of London
in 1900 but remained a constituent part of St Thomas' Hospital
St Thomas' Hospital
until 1948 when it formally became part of the university. In 1982 it merged with the medical school at Guy's Hospital
Guy's Hospital
to form the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals.[4] In turn UMDS was absorbed by King's College London
School of Medicine and Dentistry, but the dentists have since been split out into The Dental Institute. Name[edit] Unlike the hospital which in recent times dropped the possessive "s", the medical school continued with the original spelling.[5] Departments[edit] Department of Community Medicine Notable people[edit] Notable former members of staff[edit]

Thomas Wharton (1614-1673) - anatomist best known for his descriptions of the submandibular duct William Cheselden
William Cheselden
(1688-1752) - surgeon and specialist in the removal of bladder stones Astley Cooper
Astley Cooper
(1768-1841) - surgeon and anatomist Thomas Wakley
Thomas Wakley
(1795-1862) - surgeon and social reformer David Vaughan Davies[6](1911 - 1969) - distinguished rheumatologist Beulah Bewley (1929-2018) - campaigner for women's opportunities in medicine Karen Dunnell
Karen Dunnell
(b. 1946) - UK National Statistician Doug Altman
Doug Altman
(b. 1948) - statistician

Notable alumni[edit]

Takaki Kanehiro (1849 - 1920) - Japanese naval doctor, first person to discover the link between beriberi and diet. Charles Scott Sherrington
Charles Scott Sherrington
(1857 - 1952) - Nobel Prize for Physiology for work on functions of neurons Havelock Ellis
Havelock Ellis
(1859 - 1939) - Physician, sexual psychologist and social reformer. W. Somerset Maugham
W. Somerset Maugham
(1874 - 1965) - Playwright, novelist, short story writer. Eric Anson (1892 - 1969) - New Zealand's first specialist anaesthetist. Max Theiler
Max Theiler
(1899 – 1972) - Virologist, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1951 for developing a vaccine for yellow fever Harold Ridley (1906 - 2001) - ophthalmologist who invented intraocular lens John B. Harman (1907 - 1995) - president of the Medical Defence Union and chairman of the British National Formulary Rustom Jal Vakil (b. 1911) - Eminent Indian cardiologist, recipient of the prestigious Lasker Prize known as the American Nobel. Richard Doll
Richard Doll
(1912 - 2005) - Epidemiologist
and physiologist; established link between smoking and cancer. John Cosh (1915 2005) - rheumatologist Richard Bayliss (1917 - 2006) - Physician to the Queen
Physician to the Queen
and head of the Medical Household Dame Cecily Saunders DBE OM (1918-2005) - Nurse, physician and social worker who developed the concept of the hospice and was a pioneer of palliative care. Walter W. Holland CBE (b. 1929) - Epidemiologist
and public health physician Anthony Yates - rheumatologist and consultant, president of the British Association for Rheumatology and of the Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Section of the Royal Society of Medicine David Owen
David Owen
(b. 1938) - Labour Foreign Secretary and founder of the Social Democratic Party. Elizabeth M. Bryan (1942 - 2008) - Paediatrician and expert on twins. Philip Poole-Wilson
Philip Poole-Wilson
(1943 - 2009) - cardiologist Sir Gordon Duff (b. 1947) - Principal of St Hilda's College, Oxford Vicky Clement-Jones (1948 - 1987) - Founder of the British Association for Cancer
United Patients. Jeffrey Tate (b. 1948) - Conductor Roger Jones (b. 1948) - professor of general practice, and editor of the British Journal of General Practice Fiona Wood
Fiona Wood
AM (b. 1958) - Plastic surgeon, Australian of the Year 2005. Phil Hammond
Phil Hammond
(b. 1962) - comedian and commentator on health issues


^ "The Foundation of St Thomas's" (PDF). p. 1.  ^ "A Chronology of State Medicine, Public Health, Welfare and Related Services in Britain 1066-1999" (PDF). p. 11.  ^ "Our history".  ^ "The recent history of Guy's and St Thomas', 1970s to 2000s" (PDF).  ^ Crockford AL (December 1951). "History of St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School". Med Illus. 5 (12): 568–72. PMID 14910157.  ^ "In Memoriam David Vaughan Davies". PMC 1232202 .  Missing or empty url= (help)

External links[edit]

Lists of St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School students List of St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School military personnel, 1914-1918

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King's College London

University of London

Academic faculties

Business School Dental Institute Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience Faculty of Arts and Humanities Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine School of Law Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

Departments, centres and divisions

Centre for Children and Adolescents Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Department of Digital Humanities Department of Philosophy Department of War Studies Digital Classicist International Centre for Prison Studies Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute MRC SGDP Centre Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases Twins Early Development Study Department of International Development


Principal: Ed Byrne Chairman of the Council: Christopher Geidt, Baron Geidt Dean: Richard Burridge Visitor: Archbishop of Canterbury

Academics List of notable alumni List of Chaplains List of Deans List of Nobel laureates

Buildings and places

Guy's Campus

Gordon Museum of Pathology Museum of Life Sciences

Strand Campus

Bush House King's College London
Chapel King's Building Maughan Library Somerset House
Somerset House
East Wing

King George III Museum

Student life

GKT Rugby Football Club Macadam Cup Reggie the Lion Roar News newspaper Rugby Club Students' Union (KCLSU) Tolstoy Cup



Evelina London
Children's Hospital Francis Crick Institute Guy's Hospital King's Health Partners King's College Hospital South London
and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Bethlem Royal Hospital Lambeth Hospital Maudsley Hospital

St Thomas' Hospital University Hospital Lewisham


Golden triangle King's College London
Mathematics School King's College School Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Russell Group Thomas Young Centre


Academic dress of King's College London Aldwych tube station Associateship of King's College Chelsea College of Science and Technology Coat of arms of King's College London History of King's College London Inkha King's College London
Business King's College London–UCL rivalry Roman Baths, Strand Lane Third-oldest university in England debate Queen Elizabeth College

Category Commons Wikisource Wikiquote Wikinews

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University of London

Colleges and institutions


Birkbeck City Courtauld Institute of Art Goldsmiths Heythrop College Institute of Cancer
Research King's College London
(KCL) London
Business School London
School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) London
School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Queen Mary Royal Academy of Music Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Royal Holloway (RHUL) Royal Veterinary College St. George's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University College London

Former and defunct

Bedford College Chelsea College of Science and Technology Imperial College London Institute of Education Institute of Psychiatry Institute for the Study of the Americas London
Consortium New College London Queen Elizabeth College Regent's Park College Royal Postgraduate Medical School School of Pharmacy School of Slavonic and East European Studies University Marine Biological Station Millport St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Westfield College Wye College

Central bodies and programmes

Senate House Libraries School of Advanced Study

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Institute of Classical Studies Institute of Commonwealth Studies Institute of English Studies Institute of Historical Research

Centre for Metropolitan History

Institute of Latin American Studies Institute of Modern Languages Research Institute of Philosophy Warburg Institute

University of London
Institute in Paris University of London
(formerly International Programmes)


Chancellor: HRH The Princess Royal Vice-Chancellor: Sir Adrian Smith Visitor: Lord President of the Council

Academics Alumni Heads of Colleges List of University of London

Places and buildings


Bloomsbury Gordon Square Halls of residence

College Hall Connaught Hall The Garden Halls International Hall Lillian Penson Hall Nutford House

Malet Street Russell Square Senate House Tavistock Square Torrington Square Woburn Square


6 Burlington Gardens Church of Christ the King Halls of residence

Canterbury Hall Commonwealth Hall Hughes Parry Hall


Academic dress The Careers Group History London
Student University of London
Big Band University of London
Boat Club University of London
Computer Centre University of London
Union (Rebranded) Parliamentary Constituency (Abolished)


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United Hospitals



Barts and The London
School of Medicine and Dentistry Imperial College School of Medicine King's College London
School of Medicine Royal Veterinary College St George's, University of London UCL Medical School

Former and defunct

Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School1 Charing Cross Hospital Medical School1 Guy's Hospital
Guy's Hospital
Medical School2 King's College Medical School2 Middlesex Hospital
Middlesex Hospital
Medical School4 Royal Free Hospital Medical School4 Royal Postgraduate Medical School1 St Bartholemew's Hospital Medical School3 St Mary's Hospital Medical School1 St Thomas's Hospital Medical School2 The London
Hospital Medical College3 United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals2 University College and Middlesex School of Medicine4 University College Medical School4 Westminster Hospital Medical School1

Student life

Medgroup Medical Student Newspaper Competitions Combined Teams United Hospitals
United Hospitals
Cup United Hospitals
United Hospitals
RFC United Hospitals
United Hospitals
Athletics Club

1Now part of Imperial College School of Medicine
Imperial College School of Medicine
2Now part of King's College London
School of Medicine and Dentistry 3Now part of Barts and The London
School of Medicine and Dentistry 4Now part of UCL Medical School Category

Coordinates: 51°29′52″N 0°7′11″W / 51.49778°N 0.11972°W /