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Affleck, James Whigham

Identifier: GD1-64

Scope and Contents

Papers regarding rehabilitation 1957-1988; membership of Boards 1969-1981; miscellaneous papers 1969-1988; published papers 1947-1989; slides; Royal Medico-Psychological Association material 1927


  • Creation: 1927-1989

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

Born in 1915 and educated at Glasgow University, graduating MB.ChB in 1937. He entered psychiatry and practised in Stirling, Glasgow and Leeds before being appointed consultant psychiatrist and Deputy Superintendent of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in 1957. In 1967 he became Physician Superintendent, and retired in 1980, and he was honorary senior lecturer at Edinburgh University from 1957. From 1974-1982 he was a member of Lothian Health Board; he was Chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 1973-1976. He died in March 1989.


0.4 shelf metres: papers, photographic material


Chronological within record class

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History

Papers held within family

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Richard Ovenden, National Library of Scotland, May 1996


No further accessions are expected

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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