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Papers of Professor Edward McCombie McGirr (1916–2003), British physician

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 2005.
GB 812 HB 109.
Papers of Professor Edward McCombie McGirr (1916–2003), British physician.
Dates of Creation:
4.00 metres.
Some material unfit for copying, otherwise no restrictions.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
McGirr, Professor Edward McCombie (1916–2003, British physician).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
  • No amendments to date
First edition.

Administrative/Biographical History

Born, 15 June 1916, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Educated: Hamilton Academy; Glasgow University, 1934–1940. Qualifications: BSc, 1937, MBChB, 1940, MD. Royal Army Medical Corps, India and Far East, 1941–1947. Department of Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 1947–1961. Muirhead Chair of Medicine, Glasgow University, 1961–1978. Dean of Medicine, Glasgow University, 1974–1981. Retired, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, 1981. President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1970–1971. CBE, 1978. Died 12th May 2003.

Scope and Content

  • Diaries, 1963–2000
  • Files as Chairman of Scottish Health Services Planning Council, 1980s and 1990s
  • Files relating to obituaries written, 1980s and 1990s
  • Overseas travel notebooks, 1954–1991
  • Own publications, 1952–1998
  • Papers of Mrs Diane McGirr, British Physiotherapist, fl. twentieth century, including relating to prison visiting
  • Personal correspondence, 1962–2001
  • Personal financial records, 1942–1987
  • Research papers, particularly relating to William Cullen (1710–1790), 1980s and 1990s
  • School notebooks, c.1930
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within series.
Custodial History:
Records held by Professor McGirr’s family prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Mrs Patricia Docherty.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
No further accessions are expected.
Legal Status:
Private records.
Access Conditions:
Restrictions apply where necessary to comply with Data Protection Act.
Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Related Units of Description:
GB 812 HB 14: Records of Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow
Publication Note:
No known publications using this material.

Fonds–Level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 2005.