Robert Bentley Todd's monument

This marble monument of Robert Bentley Todd can be seen just in front of King's College Hospital in London (Bessemer Road, Denmark Hill, SE5 9RS). The statue, scupted in 1862 by Victorian artist Matthew Noble1, was paid for by colleagues, friends and pupils of Todd, after he died only 51 years old2. "Todd's statue first stood in the entrance hall of the second King's College Hospital in Portugal Street near Lincoln's Inn Fields"3.

  • Photos by Adrian Thomas (February 2016)


- Margaret Baker, Discovering London Statues and Monuments, Shire Publications, Princes Risborough, (Buckinghamshire) 2002, pp. 225

- Neil McIntyre, "Medical statues: Robert Bentleyt Todd (1809-1860)", J Med Biogr, February 2008, vol. 16, no. 1, p. 2

- Neil Snowise, “Celebrating London’s medical history: three statues – and a pub!”, Commentary (RCP), December 2019, p. 28

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