Managers' minutes 1914-1947; annual report 1946-1947; miscellaneous 1938
Eye Ear and Throat Infirmary of Edinburgh
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Eye Infirmary of Edinburgh was founded in 1834. In 1883 departments for ear, nose and throat cases were added and the name changed to the Eye, Ear and Throat Infirmary of Edinburgh. It 1922 it was amalgamated with the Eye Dispensary which had been founded in 1822. Both institutions were located in Cambridge Street. In 1948 it became part of the Board of Management of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals. It ceased to provide in-patient services a year later and thereafter housed an orthoptic clinic, and artificial eye centre and the school eye service. These services were transferred to the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion when it opened in 1969.
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Accessioned pre-1980, no details available
Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
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Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
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