Collection RU 941 - Records of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

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RU 941


Records of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health


  • 1896-1972 (Creation)

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3 folders

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(1950s -)

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The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is based at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School. The department aims to improve the health of communities through teaching and research. During the 1950s and 1960s it was known as the Department of Public Health and Social Medicine, by 1970 it was the Department of Social and Occupational Medicine, and later it changed its name to the Department of Community and Occupational Medicine. The collection is made up of teaching materials and items from the departmental library.

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/1 University 1935 - 1972 /1 Lecture slide notes, 'Air pollution', by R.S Scorer, .n.d. /2 Lecture slide notes, 'Common skin diseases in children in the tropics', by Alan Shrank, n.d. /3 Lecture slide notes, 'Cancrum oris', by Michael N. Tempest, n.d. /4 Lecture slide notes, 'Hazards in hospital', n.d. /5 Lecture slide notes, 'Hazards of disposal', n.d. /6 Lecture slide notes guide, 'Improving your home', n.d. /7 Lecture slide notes, 'Mental retardation', by Joan Bicknell, n.d. /8 Lecture slide notes, 'Methods of family planning', by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, n.d. /9 Lecture slide notes, 'Staff occupational health department in hospital', n.d. /10 Lecture slide notes, 'The natural history of untreated primary tuberculosis', by Dr. F.J.W. Miller, n.d. /11 Leaflet about Medical School Dundee, 1935 /12 Department of public health and social medicine visitor's book, 1955-62 /13 'Films about epilepsy' lecture slide guide, 1968 /14 Souvenir book, Department of social and occupational Medicine, 1970 /15 University of Dundee services to industry, 1972 /2 Dundee health /1 'Gingival disease in Dundee', by J.D King, n.d. /2 'Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Dundee, 1938 and 1947', by Stanislaw Goldberg, n.d. /3 'The duration of life in Dundee and the conditions which influence it', by A.M Anderson, 1833 /4 'Child mortality in Dundee', by Chas Templeman, 1898 /5 Dundee public health committee reports, 1915-1919 /6 'Excessive sickness in Dundee', by W.A Appleton, 1923 /7 'Peter Goldman's description of the desolation of Dundee', 1927 /8 Report on the outbreak of smallpox in Dundee, by Medical Officer of Health, 1927 /9 'Dundee doctors in the 16th century', by R.C. Buist, 1930 /10 'Results of examination for tubercule bacillus of 1500 samples of milk in Dundee', by by W.H. Morton, 1933 /11 Report on the outbreak of typhoid fever in Dundee (2), by W.L. Burgess, 1934 /12 'Observations concerning bacillary food infection in Dundee', by W.J. Tulloch, 1939 /13 'Dust diseases on Dundee textile workers' (2), by A. Mair, D.H. Smith, W.A. Wilson, W. Lockhart, 1960 /14 'Dental disease and related factors in 13-year-old children in Dundee', by W.D McHugh, J.D. McEwen, A.D. Hitchin, 1964 /15 Dundee sanitary department annual report (2), by John Foreman, 1965-1966 /3 General health 1896 - 1956 /1 'Hostels for old people', n.d. /2 'The propulsion system of ventilating and heating by warm air', by David McKail, n.d. /3 'Natural history of scarlet fever', by John. T. Wilson, 1896 /4 'The clinical varities of the plague', by A.K. Chalmers, 1910 /5 'The death rate in one apartment houses', by A.K Chalmers, 1903 /6 'Report on back to back houses', by Dr. L.W. Darra Mair, 1910 /7 United States public health service 'Influenza studies' (2), by Raymond Pearl, 1921 /8 'Reports of the industrial fatigue research board', Medical Research Council, 1922 /9 Ministry of health and department of health for Scotland, 'A National health service: the white paper proposals in brief' (2), 1944 /10 Duke of Edinburgh study tour programme, '133study conference on the human problems of industrial communities within the Commonwealth and Empire', (2), 1956


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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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RU 941

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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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