GD1/17 Department of Dietetics, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD1/17
Title: Royal Infirmary Of Edinburgh Department Of Dietetics
Dates of Creation of Material: 1935-c. 1958
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 6 items: papers, object

Name of creator(s): Royal Infirmary Of Edinburgh Department Of Dietetics
Administrative History: In 1920 a report was commissioned by the Board of Managers of the RIE to investigate dietetic arrangements. Until that time there had been no formal dietetic treatment in the hospital. The report recommended that a dietician be appointed to be "operative in directly providing or supervising the provision of special diets for individual patients". Professor Jonathan Meakins, who at that time held the Chair of Therapeutics, began to practice dietetics in Wards 25 and 26, aide by Sister Ruth Pybus, who went on to become a leading dietician in Great Britain.
Archival History: Unknown
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: R. Angove, July 2000; M. Clark, October 2000; A.M. Reid, June 2001

Scope and Content: Miscellaneous diet sheets and recipes c. 1958; "The Foods We Need" 1935; Department of Dietetics badge
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access: None
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Related Units of Description:
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (LHB1/89)

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000
Date(s) of Description: May 2000; revised June 2002