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Second Scottish General Hospital Craigleith

Identifier: GD1-82

Scope and Contents

"Craigleith Hospital Chronicle" 1915-1916 (incomplete run of issues)


  • Creation: 1915-1916

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Biographical / Historical

Craigleith Poorhouse was founded in 1868 and served the St Cuthbert's district of Edinburgh. It included an Infirmary for the care of sick paupers. In 1914 the Poorhouse was taken over as a military hospital and renamed the 2nd Scottish General Hospital, Craigleith. The "Craigleith Chronicle" served as the Hospital's wartime magazine. The Poorhouse returned to its former function in 1919, and in 1929 it became the Western General Hospital.


13 items: bound volumes


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Custodial History

Items held within Duncanson family

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Margaret Duncanson, Aberdeen, April 1979


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Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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