Papers of Helen Dobson Burns, b1917, physician and medical graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Student notes 1935-1939;
  • Personal papers, references, and a photograph relating to post graduation training 1920-1943;
  • Papers relating to courses taken and successfully completed at Durham and Glasgow Universities and graduation from Glasgow 1933-1939;
  • Printed material relating to Glasgow University and obituary of J Hinton-Robertson 1934-1964.

Administrative / Biographical History

Helen Dobson Burns was born in 1917  in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England. She matriculated into the medical faculty at the University of Glasgow , Scotland, in 1934  . In her first year she studied Chemistry and Botany. She studied Anatomy and Physiology in her second year. Her third year subjects were Surgery, Pathology, and Materia Medica. In her fourth year she studied Medicine, Practice of Medicine, Medical Jurisprudence, Public Health, and Operational Surgery. Her final year consisted of Gynaecology, Midwifery, Sick Children, Clinical Medicine, and Surgery. She graduated MB ChB in 1939  .


The material is arranged into series as shown in the scope and content. Within series items are generally arranged chronologically.

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Acquisition Information

Deposit: Dr Helen Moss (nee Burns) : 1982 : ACCN 0475

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Digital file level list available in searchroom.

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Custodial History

Held by Helen Dobson Burns


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Location of Originals

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Additional Information

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.

Compiled by John O‰??Brien, work placement, 2002

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