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Rules and Regulations and Charter, 1730-1965

Identifier: LHB1/5

Scope and Contents

Bound volumes and loose paper material concerning the running of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.


  • Creation: 1730-1965

Conditions Governing Access

Open to public access.

Biographical / Historical

The Infirmary’s rules and regulations were first published in 1730 in a pamphlet describing the establishment of the hospital. This and the other early publications of the history and statutes of the Infirmary were designed for publicity purposes, to encourage subscriptions. As well as regulations relating to the election of managers and the running of the hospital, these publications contain ‘job descriptions’ for members of staff. The Royal Charter for the Infirmary was issued in 1736. See also GD1/125.


63 items


Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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