Collection THB 6 - Dundee Eye Institution

Identity area

Reference code

THB 6

Title

Dundee Eye Institution

Date(s)

  • 1892-1950 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

0.53 linear metres

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The Dundee Eye Institution was established in 1836 by Dr Cocks, a practitioner in the city, to provide a free service to those who could not afford ophthalmic treatment. It operated in premises at 84 Murraygate from 1844 to 1892, when it moved to a larger building at 86 Nethergate so that the Institution could expand its work. At first hospital operations were carried out at the Royal Infirmaries in Edinburgh and Glasgow, but in 1892 the Dundee Royal Infirmary established an ophthalmic department which included two four bed wards for Eye Institution patients. After this the Eye Institution confined itself to out-patient work, though it continued to develop links with the Medical School of St Andrews University, which was then situated in Dundee. The Institution closed circa 1975.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Reports 1892-1947; minutes 1945-1948; treasurer's accounts 1892-1946; miscellaneous records and correspondence 1894-1950 and photograph of the founder, Robert Cocks.

Accruals

Not expected

System of arrangement

Usually chronological within series.

Conditions of access and use area

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.

Conditions governing reproduction

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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper and include photographs.

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Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

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Related units of description

THB1 Dundee Royal Infirmary THB9 Dundee General Hospitals (Board of Management) MS61 British Medical Association: Dundee Branch

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Description control area

Description identifier

THB 6

Rules and/or conventions used

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

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

  • English

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