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Laidlaw, John

Identifier: GD1-69

Scope and Contents

'Hospital Reminiscences 1928-1948'of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh by John Laidlaw 1994; correspondence regarding 'Reminiscences'1994-1997; newspaper cutting 1999; miscellaneous; The Consultative: '1870-1970, One Hundred Years in Lauriston'1970; Bi-centenary Souvenir brochure 1929; souvenir brochure for the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth 1937; appeals brochures; postcard


  • Creation: 1994-1999

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Biographical / Historical

In 1928, after he left school, John Laidlaw began working at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Works Department as a junior clerk. He qualified as a Chartered Secretary and, after the creation of the NHS in 1948, he became Deputy Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Management of Edinburgh Central Hospitals.


5 items: papers


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

John Laidlaw, 1996


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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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