Preserving the drawings of London Lock Hospital Patients, 1849-1851 and 1905-1926


  • Royal College of Surgeons England

Project summary

This project catalogued and digitised a collection of around 400 drawings and paintings of patients at London Lock Hospital from the 19th and early 20th centuries. They illustrate the symptoms of venereal diseases and the individuals with the diseases. The drawings were catalogued to item level, with each record featuring a clinical diagnosis and a description in lay terms, with reference to the 1930s textbook for which they were produced. A digital image was made of each drawing, with the exception of those too recent for open access.