Collection DDH - Dundee Dental Hospital

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Reference code

DDH

Title

Dundee Dental Hospital

Date(s)

  • 1913-1973 (Creation)

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Collection

Extent and medium

0.45 metres

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Biographical history

In 1909 the Dundee dental profession had organised itself into a Dental Club to promote dental practice in Dundee. In 1910 Dr. Graham Campbell, later first dean of Dundee Dental Hospital, suggested there was a need for a dental dispensary in the town. In 1913 appeals were made for funding and premises to establish an institution. Dundee Dental Hospital was opened on the 23 February 1914 by Sir George Baxter in premises in Park Place, Dundee, and aimed to provide surgical aid to "persons in poor circumstances suffering from diseases or irregularities of the teeth", also emphasising the need for preservation of the teeth as opposed to simple extraction. One of the hospital's first activities was the treatment of soldiers of the regular and territorial armies in the first months of the first world war. In 1916 the activities of the hospital were extended to include a Dental School, offering a dental diploma awarded by the University of St. Andrews. In 1948 the running of the treatment service was taken over by the NHS, while St. Andrews, through Queens College, Dundee, concentrated on developing the teaching facility. In 1968 a combined dental hospital and school was opened in enlarged premises in Park Place. This development saw the fruition of the ideas of Professor A.D. Hitchin, dean of the school, who had travelled widely abroad and saw in France the inspiration for a comprehensive medical and educational institution.

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Scope and content

Annual reports 1914-1947; minutes of directors 1913-1922, 1940-1948; minutes of Board of Management 1948-1972; minutes of sub-committees 1961-1973; criticisms and suggestions book 1931-1934.

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Expected

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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 435

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DDH

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Status

Catalogued

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  • English

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