Collection Recs A 848 - Department of Anatomy

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Recs A 848


Department of Anatomy


  • 1832-1989 (Creation)

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2.53 linear metres

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The Department of Anatomy in Dundee is one of the oldest in the University, having been conferred through an endowment by the Cox family in 1888. The twenty-six year old Andrew Paterson was appointed its first professor. In the 21st century, it was renamed the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification

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Papers relating to the General Medical Council, minutes of Faculty meetings, departmental reports and publications, correspondence and other papers concerning subjects for dissection, financial records, correspondence relating to staff, students and a new medical school. Also papers and correspondence relating to staff, students, Dental Anatomy and the Medical Sciences Institute


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Usually chronological within series.

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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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Recs A 848

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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



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  • English



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