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Papers of Peter McKenzie, 1914–1994, physician

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 92.
Papers of Peter McKenzie, 1914–1994, physician.
Dates of Creation:
1.50 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
McKenzie, Peter (1914–1994: physician).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

Administrative/Biographical History

Peter McKenzie was born in Alexandria, Dunbartonshire in 1914 and educated at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He gained the qualifications MB, ChB, 1938 and DPH, 1940. McKenzie then became Resident at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, a casualty surgeon at Knightswood Hospital, and Senior Medical Officer at Southern General Hospital and Hall Tutorial Fellow at Western Infirmary between 1938–1946.

Following this he became Deputy Physician Superintendent at Belvidere Infectious Diseases Hospital, Glasgow from 1946–1949 and Physician Superintendent, also at Belvidere, between 1949 and 1979. In the 1950s, McKenzie and Professor Alex Forrester set up an intensive care unit at Belvidere Hospital for polio patients suffering from respiratory paralysis. McKenzie retired in 1979 and died in 1994.

Scope and Content

  • Glasgow University Medical Final Year dinner booklets, 1945–1975
  • Notes on lectures heard as a student, 1935–1936
  • Own writings, lectures and speeches regarding infectious disease medicine and medical history, including the history of Belvidere Hospital and the history of epidemic infectious disease, with related correspondence, notes and illustrative materials, 1940s–1993
System of Arrangement:
By subject or chronological within series.
Custodial History:
Records held by Dr McKenzie and his family prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Dr Mary McKenzie.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
Further accessions are expected.
Access Conditions:
No restrictions, except on clinical records.
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 65: Records of Belvidere Hospital, Glasgow
GB 812 HB 74: Papers of McKenzie Oral History of Glasgow Medical School
GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow
Publication Note:
No known publications using this material.

Fonds–level Description Compilation Details

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