Mexico: Hospital de San Andr?s

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises a detailed financial report on the state of the hospital, dated 1819 (WMS/Amer.80) and a prescription book for the women's section of a large hospital, dated 1840 and conjecturally assigned to the Hospital de San Andr?s (WMS/Amer.87).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Hospital de San Andr?s was founded in the city of Mexico in 1779. During the nineteenth century it was the most important hospital in the city.

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1927.

Other Finding Aids

Described in: Robin Price, An Annotated Catalogue of Medical Americana in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1983). Detailed catalogue available at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

manuscript, bound and loose papers.

Archivist's Note

description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by Robin Price.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Custodial History

The items in this collection formed part of the Le?n Collection.