GD4 Derrick Melville Dunlop, medical practitioner

Collection Summary


Reference Code: GB239 GD4
Title: Derrick Melville Dunlop, medical practitioner
Dates of Creation of Material: 1928-1984
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 1.5 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Name of creator(s): Derrick Melville Dunlop (1902-1980), medical practitioner
Biographical History: Dunlop was born in Edinburgh in 1902 and educated at Oxford and Edinburgh. He was appointed Christison Professor of Therapeutics and Clinical Medicine at University of Edinburgh in 1936 and held this post until he retired in 1962. He was knighted in 1960 and made Physician to Queen in Scotland in 1961. Numerous publications and honours. He won international recognition for his work on drug safety and control. He died in 1980.
Archival History: Records held within the family
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Lady Dunlop, 28 Saxe-Coburgh Place, December 1980 and October 1984


Scope and Content: Publications, addresses, etc by Dunlop 1928-1980; publications, addresses, etc by other individuals 1942-1979; papers relating to Dunlop's work with societies and other institutions 1938-1984
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class


Conditions Governing Access: Access is subject to the terms of the NHS Records Management Code of Practice 2010, the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
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 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; last udated August 2009.