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Illustrations and diagrams, c.1925-1968

Identifier: LHB1/61A/94/1

Scope and Contents

The series contains many surgical drawings showing procedures or particular conditions or cases used to assist Professor Dott in his work with neurosurgery and in his teaching.


  • c.1925-1968

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: English

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: English

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: English

Conditions Governing Access

Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the current Scottish Government Records Management: Health and Social Care Code of Practice (Scotland). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records conveying sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time. Where records relate to named deceased adults, they will be open 75 years after the latest date referenced in the record, on the next 1 January. Case records of individuals below 18 years of age or adults not proven to be deceased will be open 100 years after the latest date recorded in the record, on the next 1 January. Further information on legislation and guidelines covering medical records can be found on the LHSA webpage.

LHSA encourages the use of these records for legitimate clinical, historical and genealogical research purposes, and records that are designated as closed can be consulted by legitimate researchers if certain conditions are met. Please contact the LHSA Archivist for more details regarding procedures on how you can apply for permission to view closed records. Telephone us on: 0131 650 3392 or email us at

Biographical / Historical

Professor Norman Dott employed in-house medical illustrators as well as using freelance artists. Hester Thom was employed by Professor Dott until August 1939. Hester Thom was followed by Pauline Lariviere and Ann L. Brown.


87 drawings

Related Materials

Information relating to the employement of Hester Thom and Pauline Lariviere can be found in LHB1/61A/68.

Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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