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General Medical Council

 Fonds
Identifier: GD5

Scope and Contents

Minutes 1856-1992; index volumes 1858-1939

Dates

  • 1856-1992

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

Formed as a result of the 1858 Medical Act, the General Medical Council has 104 members elected from the medical profession and the public. The GMC has strong legal powers with which to protect the patient, and it is responsible to the Privy Council for establishing a register of qualified practitioners, defining their qualifications and appointing examiners.

Extent

4.5 shelf metres: bound volumes

Arrangement

Chronological within record series

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History

Unknown

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Originally accessioned pre-1980, no details available

Accruals

Further accessions are expected
Title
General Medical Council

Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
Edinburgh University Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44 (0)131 650 3392