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Laws, Amelia Nyasa

Identifier: GD18

Scope and Contents

Published material 1903-1971; papers relating to iridology, osteopathy and other medical specialties c1931-1967; osteopathy patient records 1931-1979; lecture notes 1920s-1930s; photographic material and drawings n.d.; personal and other papers 1899-1939, n.d.


  • Creation: 1899-1979

Language of Materials

English, French, German.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 and 75 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

A.N. Laws was the daughter of Dr Robert Laws, founder of Livingstonia Mission Station on Lake Nyasa in Malawi. She was born in 1886 and educated in Edinburgh. She graduated MB ChB in 1930, and later studied and practised osteopathy in London. She retired to Edinburgh but continued to practise osteopathy there into her nineties. She died in 1978.


7 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers, photographic material


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Custodial History


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accessioned pre-1980, no details available


No further accessions are expected

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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