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Papers of Sir William Ferguson Anderson, British physician

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 3 August 1998.
GB 812 HB 71.
Papers of Sir William Ferguson Anderson, British physician.
Dates of Creation:
0.05 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Parry-Jones, William (1935– : psychiatrist).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

Sir William Ferguson Anderson was born in 1914, and was educated at Glasgow University. He was awarded a MB ChB (1936) and a MD (1942). He was a Physician at Foresthall and Western District Hospitals, Glasgow and Stobhill Hospital before becoming Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Glasgow University, 1965-79. He retired to Blanefield, Stirlingshire and was knighted in 1974. Sir William was also awarded an OBE.

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Scope and Content

  • Videotaped interview of Professor Anderson by Professor Thane, the primary subject being the development of Geriatric Medicine in Glasgow
System of Arrangement:
1 item only.
Custodial History:
Records held by Professor Patricia Thane prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Professor Thane.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Legal Status:
Private record.
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:
Related Units of Description:
GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board
GB 812 HB 50: Records of Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow
GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow
Publication Note:
Anderson, Sir William Ferguson, and Williams, Brian Owen, Practical management of elderly, (Blackwell Scientific, Oxford, 1988).

Fonds–level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 3 August 1998.

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