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‘A Corporate Humanity’ – Cataloguing the Records of the Glasgow Public Health Department

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Alison Scott, Project Archivist, Glasgow City Archives The Wellcome Trust is funding a project to catalogue the records of the Glasgow Public Health Department and its predecessor authorities. Glasgow paid a heavy price for being the ‘second city of the empire’. Rapid industrialisation led to over-crowding and dangerous levels of pollution. The resulting effects on […]


Upcoming event: ‘Cracking the case note conundrum’ – Lothian Health Services Archive, Edinburgh, Wednesday 19th October 2016

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LHSA holds over one million patient case notes covering a wide variety of medical specialties. These folder-based case notes contain a range of documents relating to patient care, and can be a rich primary archival source for an array of historical, scientific and medical disciplines. Cataloguing such records, however, can be a difficult undertaking. As […]


Hosting HARG

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By Ruth Honeybone, Manager of the Lothian Health Archives LHSA has been a member of the Health Archives and Records Group (HARG) for a long while, and today is the second time in five years that we’ve hosted their AGM. HARG is a group of archivists and records managers with responsibility for health records across […]