A study in specialism: cataloguing and conserving records of St Mark’s Hospital


  • Barts Health NHS Trust

Project summary

Barts Health NHS Trust holds a unique collection of uncatalogued records, comprising case notes, registers and photographs from St Mark’s Hospital for Intestinal and Colorectal Disorders. Established in 1835 by Frederick Salmon as The Infirmary for the Relief of the Poor afflicted with Fistula and other Diseases of the Rectum, St Mark’s is one of few specialist hospitals set up in the 19th-century to have continued to function and flourish into the 21st century. The project will catalogue the collection, provide online access, conserve material, convert oral-history recordings from cassette tape to digital format, digitise selected images and provide physical access to the collection.