GD9 Alexander Murray Drennan, medical practitioner

Collection Summary


Reference Code: GB239 GD9
Title: Drennan, Alexander Murray
Dates of Creation of Material: 1861-1969
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 2.3 shelf metres: papers, photographic material


Name of creator(s): Alexander Murray Drennan (1884-1984), medical practitioner
Biographical History: Born in 1884, Drennan graduated MB ChB from University of Edinburgh in 1906. He pioneered the use of Edinburgh University Solution (Eusol) for treatment of soldiers' wounds in World War I, and successively held chairs of pathology at University of Otago, New Zealand (1914-1928), Queen's University, Belfast (1928-1931) and University of Edinburgh (1931-1954). He died in 1984.
Archival History: Papers held within the family; gifted to NRA(S) by Drennan's daughter, H A Patton
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: National Register of Archives (Scotland), January 1985


Scope and Content: Medical correspondence and papers, 1906-1967; personal correspondence and papers 1861-1969; financial papers 1882-1954; photographs c1870-1945
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Not yet fully arranged


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 updated August 2009