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Details: Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, London

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Present name

Hospital for Diseases of the Skin 

Previous name(s)

London Infirmary for the Cure of Diseases of the Skin (1841 - 1844)
London Cutaneous Infirmary (1844 - 1845)
London Cutaneous Institution for Treatment and Cure of Non-Infectious Diseases of the Skin (1845 - 1850)  


Blackfriars Road London SE1 

Previous location

84, London Wall (1841 - 1844)
25, Bridge Street, Blackfriars (1844 - 1872)
52, Stamford Street, Blackfriars (1872 - 1916)

Foundation Year




Closure year


Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

South East Metropolitan 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Bermondsey and Southwark Group 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

Not Applicable 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

Not Applicable 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Not Applicable 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Not Applicable 

County (before 1974)


County (1974-1996)

Not Applicable 

County (after 1996)

Not applicable 


Pre 1948


Post 1948



Pre 1948

OTHER: Diseases of the skin, including venereal disease. Mainly out-patients; in-patients, women and children only from 1892. Out-patients only from 1922.

Post 1948

OTHER: Skin diseases.


Records can be found at:


  London Metropolitan Archives

Record type

Date range


1842 - 1945


1842 - 1907


1881 - 1945


1886 - 1914

Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG), Catalogue

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)


At Repository: CAT: H09/HDS Brief Guide: Hospital and Charity Annual Reports.

Catalogues in A2A website - link opens in a new window


Annual Reports 1910 - 1925 SC/PPS/093/23

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