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Records of Glasgow Central Dispensary

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 22 May 1998.
GB 812 HB 48.
Records of Glasgow Central Dispensary.
Dates of Creation:
0.20 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Glasgow Central Dispensary (clinic: 1889-1940: Glasgow, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

The Dispensary opened in 1889 " give gratuitous advice to the sick poor... ". In 1912 it moved to Richmond Street where day surgery was undertaken. In 1937 an agreement was reached between the Dispensary and the nearby Glasgow Royal Infirmary whereby the latter took over the former. The Dispensary remained in operation until 1940 when the new Out-Patients Department at the Infirmary opened.

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Scope and Content

  • Accounts, 1922-1933
  • Annual reports, 1894-1939
  • Minutes, 1889-1940
  • Miscellaneous, 1901-1940
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record classes.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Legal Status:
Public records.
Access Conditions:
No restrictions.

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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:
Descriptive list.
Related Units of Description:
GB 812 HB 14: Records of Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Publication Note:
No known publications using this material.

Fonds-Level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 22 May 1998.

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