Papers of Andrew Patrick Curran, 1917-1997, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Diploma certificates and memberships of professional associations 1933-1994;
  • Photograph of Glasgow University fifth year medicine class 1940;
  • Public Health lecture notes 1947-1948;
  • Royal Sanitary Association of Scotland Annual Congress papers 1965-1975;
  • Handbook of Military Hygiene, East Africa Command, 1944;
  • The Scottish Students' Songbook, 1891.

Administrative / Biographical History

Andrew Patrick Curran was born in Glasgow on  6 September 1917  . He attended the  University of Glasgow between 1935 and 1940 and studied within the Science and Medicine faculties. He gained his BSc in 1937 and his MD ChB in 1940. In  1941  , he joined the Royal Army Medical Corp, leaving in  1946  in order to study Public Health at the University of Glasgow for a year. Between 1948 and 1956 he served in various roles as Assistant Medical Officer in Oldham (1948), Deputy Medical Officer in Luton (1951) and Deputy Medical Officer in West Ham (1954). In 1956 he became a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Health, University of Glasgow, where he served until his retirement in 1982. He received some honourary degrees from the Royal College of Physicians of London, as well as the Papal decoration of the order of St Sylvester. He died on  8 January1997  .


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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Dr John McCaffrey : 1996 : ACCN 1564

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Custodial History

Held by Dr John McCaffrey, Scottish History Department, University of Glasgow, Scotland before deposit with GUAS.


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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Patrick Canning, member of Glasgow University Archive Service staff, 29 November 2001. Lower level description compiled by Peter Monteith, Assistant Archivist (Graduate Trainee), November 2008.

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