Collection UR-SF 70 - Dr Graham Lowe Collection

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UR-SF 70


Dr Graham Lowe Collection


  • 1897-2009 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4 Boxes

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Biographical history

Graham Lowe was born in Dundee in 1952. Both his parents were doctors; his father was a consultant physician at Dundee Royal Infirmary and his mother worked in the chest unit based in Constitution Road. Dr Lowe began studying medicine in 1970 at the University of Dundee and after graduating he worked in various branches of medicine including orthopaedics and pathology. In 1990 Dr Lowe became a consultant in dermatology at Ninewells Hospital where he worked until his retirement in 2010. In 2005 Dr Lowe was invited to assume the role of Honorary Curator of Tayside Medical History Museum. Dr Lowe has encouraged and received donations from staff working throughout Tayside and has organised many exhibitions.

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Scope and content

Correspondence: letters and papers from various medical institutions including correspondence relating to Robert Buist, 1957-1987. Student Records: lecture notes taken by medical, nursing students and related items, 1908-1964. Financial Records: accounts and receipts from various medical institutions, 1897-1948. Newspaper Cuttings: collection of death notices, reports of staff appointments and various articles relating to local hospitals and medicine, 1897-2007. Publications: items relating to graduation ceremonies and publications relating to the history of dialysis and Forfarshire Sick Hospital, 1972-2009. Plans and Developments: information regarding land acquisition, alterations and fire safety pertaining to various medical institutions, 1928-1991. Photographs and Images: photographs of plaques, staff and patients from DRI and caricatures of Doctors, c 1900- 1987. Commemorative Material: DRI centenary celebrations and the Queen's visit to Dundee, 1955, 1998



System of arrangement

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.

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, with some photographs

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Hardcopy catalogue available in search room

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Description identifier

UR-SF 70

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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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