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Guthrie, Douglas

Identifier: GD1-36

Scope and Contents

Correspondence of John Kinnaird 1957-1959; miscellaneous papers 1948-1960; notes taken from Hospital minute books of 1859-1954; draft of History 1958; proof sheets; copy photographs


  • Creation: 1948-1960

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Biographical / Historical

Douglas Guthrie graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1907. After service in the First World War he became a consultant Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children, with a particular interest in speech disorders in childhood. After he retirement he pursued a related interest as a historian of medicine, and his publications included History of Medicine (1945). In 1948 he founded the Scottish Society of the History of Medicine.


8 folders: papers, photographic material


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Custodial History

Held in archives of Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accessioned pre-1980, no details available


No further accessions are expected


Guthrie, Douglas. The Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children, 1860-1960 Edinburgh: E. and S. Livingstone, 1960.
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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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