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Visit to Thailand and other medical centres, 1963-1965

Identifier: Coll-32/E.49-E.59

Scope and Contents

This sub-series consists of 11 files containing material relating to Norman Dott's visit to Thailand and other medical centres, December 1964-February 1965. This visit was undertaken under The Technical Cooperation Scheme of The Colombo Plan, to advise the University of Medical Sciences, Bongkok, on the medical schools in neurosurgery, and to act as Programme-planner for postgraduate training in neurosurgery. The visit was combined with other lectures and visits in India and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). (see Coll-32/E.51-E.52). Preliminary material regarding possibility of Dott visiting Baroda Medical College, India, with which University of Edinburgh Medical School was officially linked under the auspices of the World Health Organisation, and background papers relating to the Scheme are included in Coll-32/E.49. In the event, Dott made no official visit to India but paid a privately arranged visit- to Madras (Coll-32/E.52). In the course of his visit, Dott ascertained that none of the Medical Schools or hospitals in Thailand were recognised for credentials for entrance to the examinations of the Royal Colleges in the U.K. Thai applicants for Fellowship of the Royal Colleges were therefore obiliged to undertake appropriate periods of training at some recognised centre outside Thailand. On his return, Dott attempted to faciltate such periods of study for Thai doctors and nurses (see Coll-32/E.53, E.55-E.58) and to obtain recognition for the Thai medical schools (see Coll-32/E.59).


  • 1963-1965

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11 Files

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