Source Information

Wellcome Library UK & Ireland, Medical Directories, 1845-1942 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data: Medical Directories. Wellcome Library, London, England.

About UK & Ireland, Medical Directories, 1845-1942

Medical Directories list most practising and retired doctors in Britain and its colonies, although it was not compulsory for a doctor to be included. Entries provide details of addresses, qualifications, places of training, places of work and any publications.

The format changes over the years; at some stages, the volumes list doctors in a straight alphabetical sequence and at others divides them between London and the Provinces, or even subdividing the Provinces with separate sections for Scotland and Ireland. The directory incorporated information for the provinces in 1853, and in 1861, added both the medical directory for Scotland and the medical directory for Ireland.