Correspondence regarding the working of the National Radium Commission, the National Radium Centre at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and the Joint Committee of the Infirmary and University of Edinburgh 1929-1948
National Radium Centre, Edinburgh
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Administrative / Biographical History
The National Radium Commission was set up in 1929 with public money to distribute radium for research purposes as well as treatment of the sick. Having met standards of staffing and facilities laid down by the Commission, five National Radium Centres were set up in Scotland under the direction of local universities, one of which was at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. A Joint Committee was established by the Infirmary and the Faculty of Medicine at Edinburgh University. These papers relate to the workings of the Commission, the Committee and the Centre. The Commission wound up in 1948.
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Accessioned pre-1980, no details available
Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott from uncatalogued material
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