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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives

CONTACT DETAILS (See moreSee less)
Visitor''s address: Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN
Postal address: Glasgow University Archive Services, 77-83 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6PE
Country:

Scotland

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Telephone:
+44 (0)141 330 2992
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Opening hours:

Wednesday - Friday, 09:00-16:45

Access conditions: Accessible to the public
Disabled access: Facilities for disabled people are available
ARCHIVES & HOLDINGS DESCRIPTION (See moreSee less)
History of the archive:

The holdings of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives, one of the largest health authority archives in the United Kingdom, consist principally of the archives of the hospitals in the Glasgow area and in Paisley and Greenock. These date back to the late eighteenth century when Glasgow Royal Infirmary was established. The archive also holds the prime records of the defunct Western Regional Health Board and of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. The archives include the minutes of governing bodies, architects’ drawings of hospital buildings, photographs, accounts, correspondence, reports and records of patient care. Medical advances documented include antiseptic surgery (Lister), aseptic surgery (Macewen), caesarean delivery (Cameron), ultrasound (Donald) and the use of X-rays (MacIntyre). Developments in psychiatric care (Parry-Jones), physiotherapy (T M Anderson) and nursing (Strong) are also extensively covered.

Other information
Related resource:
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board Archive Collections Guide
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Type of archive:

Regional archives

Last update: 15.01.2021
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