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May 27, 1968

Thomas Peacock

Author Affiliations

Librarian Brompton, London

JAMA. 1968;204(9):833. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140220081033

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To the Editor:—  Your editorials on famous figures in medicine are enjoyable, and found me particularly interested in the one on Thomas Bevill Peacock (203:801, 1968).The library of the Institute of Diseases of the Chest of the University of London contains the surviving portion of his personal library. The collection, housed in a typical Victorian bookcase, for many years stood in the entrance of the London Chest Hospital at Victoria Park. In 1960 the medical staff of this, our sister hospital, deposited the collection here in the Consultant's Common Room of the Brompton hospital.I am happy to say that its contents are still used, both to supplement our own small historical collection and for display purposes.