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 best 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'.