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Drennan, Alexander Murray

Identifier: GD9

Scope and Contents

Medical correspondence and papers, 1906-1967; personal correspondence and papers 1861-1969; financial papers 1882-1954; photographs c1870-1945


  • Creation: 1861-1969

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Conditions Governing Access

Normal 75 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

Born in 1884, Drennan graduated MB ChB from University of Edinburgh in 1906. He pioneered the use of Edinburgh University Solution (Eusol) for treatment of soldiers' wounds in World War I, and successively held chairs of pathology at University of Otago, New Zealand (1914-1928), Queen's University, Belfast (1928-1931) and University of Edinburgh (1931-1954). He died in 1984.


2.3 shelf metres: papers, photographic material


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Other Finding Aids

Manual summary list available

Custodial History

Papers held within the family; gifted to NRA by Drennan's daughter, H A Patton

Immediate Source of Acquisition

National Register of Archives (Scotland), January 1985


No further accessions are expected

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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