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National Radium Centre, Edinburgh

Identifier: GD1-93

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the working of the National Radium Commission, the National Radium Centre at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and the Joint Committee of the Infirmary and University of Edinburgh 1929-1948


  • Creation: 1929-1948

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Conditions Governing Access

Normal 75 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

The National Radium Commission was set up in 1929 with public money to distribute radium for research purposes as well as treatment of the sick. Having met standards of staffing and facilities laid down by the Commission, five National Radium Centres were set up in Scotland under the direction of local universities, one of which was at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. A Joint Committee was established by the Infirmary and the Faculty of Medicine at Edinburgh University. These papers relate to the workings of the Commission, the Committee and the Centre. The Commission wound up in 1948.


0.38 shelf metres: papers


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Custodial History


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accessioned pre-1980, no details available


No further accessions are expected

National Radium Centre, Edinburgh
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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

Centre for Research Collections
Edinburgh University Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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