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Records of William Wright Fulton (1917-1998), British physician

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 100 and HB 71.
Records of William Wright Fulton (1917-1998), British physician.
Dates of Creation:
8.00 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Fulton, William Wright (1917-1998: physician, Larkhall, Lanarkshire).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

Administrative/Biographical History

William Wright Fulton was born in Larkhall, Lanarkshire in 1917. He was educated at Hamilton Academy; St Mungo’s College; and University of Glasgow. He studied medicine at St Mungo’s College, Glasgow, 1940-1945. Qualifications: LRCSE, LRCPE, LRFPSG, 1945; BSc, 1987. William Fulton was a General Practitioner in Glasgow from 1945; Medical Secretary, Glasgow Local Medical Committee, 1955-1974; member of Area Medical Committee, Glasgow, 1974-1984; Chair, Area Medical Committee, Glasgow, 1981-1983. Dr Fulton was active in British Medical Association and Royal College of General Practitioners. He was honoured with an OBE in 1977 and subsequently died in 1998.

Scope and Content

  • British Medical Association Glasgow Division minutes, 1947-1998, National committee minutes and papers, 1963-1985 and National conference proceedings, 1954-1990
  • Files re his lecturing and public speaking engagements, 1955-1996. One videotaped interview of Dr Fulton by Dr Alastair G. Donald, re development of general practice in Britain since the 1940s, Dr Fulton’s medico-political activities in the British Medical Association and elsewhere and early history of Royal College of General Practitioners.
  • Fulton, Gordon and Newton, General Practitioners, patient register, 1963-1971 and partnership agreements, prescribing statistics and various files, 1948-1994
  • General Medical Council Executive Committee minutes, 1970-1976, other committee minutes and papers, 1963-1985
  • Papers accumulated through service on various government committees; Fulton’s own publications, 1955-1975
  • Royal College of General Practitioners West of Scotland Faculty committee and general meeting minutes, 1953-1997, Scottish Council minutes and reports, 1954-1974 and National AGM proceedings and reports, 1953-1997
  • Scottish General Medical Services Committee minutes, 1975-1983
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record classes.
Custodial History:
Records held by W W Fulton prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Dr E Gordon.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Legal Status:
Private records.
Access Conditions:
Some patient confidential records are subject to closure periods.
Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction by negotiation subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Descriptive list.
Related Units of Description:
GB 812 HB 41: Records of Executive Council for City of Glasgow
GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board
Publication Note:

Fonds–level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.