Laws, Amelia Nyasa

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Published material 1903-1971; papers relating to iridology, osteopathy and other medical specialties c1931-1967; osteopathy patient records 1931-1979; lecture notes 1920s-1930s; photographic material and drawings n.d.; personal and other papers 1899-1939, n.d.

Administrative / Biographical History

A.N. Laws was the daughter of Dr Robert Laws, founder of Livingstonia Mission Station on Lake Nyasa in Malawi. She was born in 1886 and educated in Edinburgh. She graduated MB ChB in 1930, and later studied and practised osteopathy in London. She retired to Edinburgh but continued to practise osteopathy there into her nineties. She died in 1978.

Arrangement

Not yet arranged

Conditions Governing Access

Public access to these records is governed by the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the latest version of the Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records with sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time.

Where records are about named deceased adults, they will be open 75 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Records about individuals below 18 years (living or deceased) or adults not proven to be deceased will be open 100 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Further information on legislation and guidelines covering medical records can be found on the LHSA webpage (http://www.lhsa.lib.ed.ac.uk/).

LHSA can support the use of records closed to public access for legitimate clinical, historical and genealogical research purposes. Please contact the LHSA Archivist for more details regarding procedures on how you can apply for permission to view closed records. Telephone us on: 0131 650 3392 or email us at lhsa@ed.ac.uk

Acquisition Information

Accessioned pre-1980, no details available

Note

Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott from uncatalogued material

Other Finding Aids

Manual summary list available

Custodial History

Unknown

Accruals

No further accessions are expected