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Marshall, Margaret Colville

Identifier: GD1-8

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Affleck Medal for Distinction in Nursing at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh School of Nursing 1925; pamphlet containing engraving of old Royal Infirmary, poem by W. E. Henley and advertisement for Anadin 1957; photocopy of diploma of honorary degree of Doctor of Laws of University of Edinburgh with translation 1975; duties of Lady Superintendent of Nurses of Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, n.d.


  • 1925-1975

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Trained at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh c1925. She was the first matron of Beechmount Hospital which opened in 1932. In the 1930s she became Senior Assistant to the Lady Superintendent of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Between 1939 and 1944 she was the first Principal Matron of the Scottish Emergency Hospitals and of the Civil Nursing Reserve, and later Chief Nursing Officer of the Department of Health for Scotland. She became Lady Superintendent of Nurses at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1944 and retired in 1955.


5 items: papers, objects


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M. C. Marshall, Edinburgh, April 1983


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Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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