GD1/93 National Radium Centre, Edinburgh

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD1/93
Title: National Radium Centre, Edinburgh
Dates of Creation of Material: 1929-1948
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 0.38 shelf metres: papers

Name of creator(s): National Radium Commission; Professor Sydney A. Smith (d.1969), Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of University of Edinburgh
Administrative History: The National Radium Commission was set up in 1929 with public money to distribute radium for research purposes as well as treatment of the sick. Having met standards of staffing and facilities laid down by the Commission, five National Radium Centres were set up in Scotland under the direction of local universities, one of which was at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. A Joint Committee was established by the Infirmary and the Faculty of Medicine at Edinburgh University. These papers relate to the workings of the Commission, the Committee and the Centre. The Commission wound up in 1948.
Archival History: Unknown
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Accessioned pre-1980, no details available

Scope and Content: Correspondence regarding the working of the National Radium Commission, the National Radium Centre at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and the Joint Committee of the Infirmary and University of Edinburgh 1929-1948
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

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott from uncatalogued material
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