Anderson, Catherine Euphemia

Scope and Content

Rules and Regulations of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 1905; Notes for Guidance of Residents 1932; 'Sketch of the Introduction of Sick Nurse Training in Edinburgh' 1915; certificates relating to Anderson's training 1922-1931; miscellaneous programmes and pamphlets 1937-1967; miscellaneous printed material; miscellaneous handwritten notes; correspondence 1955; photographs

Administrative / Biographical History

Catherine Anderson studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh in the 1920s. She went on to train as a midwife from 1926-1931. he was awarded the MBE in 1955.


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Acquisition Information

Ms E. Wimbush, January and April 2001


Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists

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Custodial History



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