GD1/36 Douglas Guthrie, medical historian

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD1/36
Title: Guthrie, Douglas
Dates of Creation of Material: 1948-1960
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 8 folders: papers, photographic material

Name of creator(s): Douglas Guthrie (1885-1975), medical historian
Biographical History: Douglas Guthrie graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1907. After service in the First World War he became a consultant Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children, with a particular interest in speech disorders in childhood. After he retirement he pursued a related interest as a historian of medicine, and his publications included History of Medicine (1945). In 1948 he founded the Scottish Society of the History of Medicine.
Archival History: Items held in archives of Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Accessioned pre-1980, no details available

Scope and Content: Correspondence of John Kinnaird 1957-1959; miscellaneous papers 1948-1960; notes taken from Hospital minute books of 1859-1954; draft of History 1958; proof sheets; copy photographs
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access: Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the current Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland).
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Related Units of Description:
Douglas Guthrie, papers on the history of medicine. Edinburgh University Library Gen 1991
Notes of lectures on clinical surgery taken down by Guthrie. Edinburgh University Library Gen 1727
Synopsis of lectures on the history of medicine delivered by Guthrie. Edinburgh University Library Dc.4.984
Letter of Guthrie, to WJ Stuart. Edinburgh University Library Dk.7.541
Letters to Guthrie, from Mrs RE Dick. Edinburgh University Library Dk.7.6012-14
Publication Note:
Guthrie, Douglas. The Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children, 1860-1960 Edinburgh: E. and S. Livingstone, 1960

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