Hood, Basil

  • Hood, Basil, 1876-1978
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Two volumes of notes on St Marylebone Infirmary (later St Marylebone Hospital and then St Charles' Hospital), relating to Hood's period as Medical Superindendent, 1910-1941, compiled by Dr Hood in the 1950s[?], with indexes by his daughter Mrs L Ross.



Physical description

1 box


Volume 1 and 2, covering staffing, staff duties, facilities, equipment, departments, consultants, surgeons, nurses, World War 1 (1914-1918) and war work, influenza epidemic, 1918-1919, ward systems and patient classification, salaries.

Acquisition note

These two volumes were presented to the Wellcome Institute Library by Dr Hood's daughter Mrs Lettice Ross in 1976 and transferred in 1980 to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre (now Archives and Manuscripts, Wellcome Library).

Biographical note

Dr Basil Hood, MRCS, LRCP, was the Medical Superintendent of the St Marylebone Infirmary, later St Charles' Hospital, from 1910 to 1941. Few further details of his career may be found in the Medical Directory.

Related material

An album of Dr Hood's photographs are also held by Wellcome Collection.

Terms of use

This collection has been catalogued and is available to library members. Some items have access restrictions which are explained in the item-level catalogue records.

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Accession number

  • 50