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Edinburgh Foot Clinic and School of Chiropody

Identifier: LHB15

Scope and Contents

Foot Clinic: management 1924-1974; administration 1852-1975; finance 1929-1968; Mobile chiropody unit: administration 1939-1948; patients (bound records) 1940-1941; Edinburgh School of Chiropody 1929-1977; general chiropody 1913-1984


  • Creation: 1852-1984

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Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year and 75 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

Opened in 1924 to treat minor foot ailments of the working class. Originally in Hill Place, it moved to 81 Newington Road in 1928. Shortly after opening, its co-founders, Catherine Norrie and Margaret Swanson, began the Edinburgh School of Chiropody. During World War II mobile chiropody units were set up for the Services. With the coming of the NHS in 1948, the administration of the clinic became the responsibility of the Edinburgh Central Board of Management under the South Eastern Regional Hospital Board. In 1970 it was transferred to the Board of Management of Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals and from 1974 it came under the newly formed South Lothian District of Lothian Health Board. It finally closed in 1995.


2 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Chronological within record class

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History

Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Miss Price, Principal, Edinburgh School of Chiropody, September 1983


No further accessions are expected

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Durham, Sheila, chiropodist (GD1/79)Durham, Sheila, chiropodist (GD1/79)Edinburgh Central Hospitals Board of Management (LHB29)Edinburgh Central Hospitals Board of Management (LHB29)Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals Board of Management (LHB10)Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals Board of Management (LHB10)South Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB28)

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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