Joe, Alexander

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notes on Fever hospital administration, diphtheria and scarlet fever by A. Joe; staffing literature 1948; articles by A. Joe and C. B. Ker on infectious diseases 1896-1952

Administrative / Biographical History

Alec Joe was born in 1894. He graduated Mb ChB from Edinburgh University in 1919 and MD in 1923. He was appointed Senior Assistant Medical Officer under Claude Buchanan Ker at the Edinburgh City Hospital, and later worked at the North Western Fever Hospital in Hampstead. In 1937 he returned to the City Hospital in Edinburgh as Medical Superintendent, where he remained until his retirement in 1960.

Arrangement

Chronological within record class

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Acquisition Information

James A. Gray, Edinburgh, March 2000

Note

Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists

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Custodial History

Unknown

Accruals

No further accessions are expected

Related Material

City Hospital (LHB23)