Records of Professor Hitchin, Dundee Dental School

Scope and Content

Dundee Dental Health Association Minutes, 1931-1939; Dundee Dental School and Hospital, General Correspondence and accounts, 1948-1961; Documents relating to the reopening of the Dundee Dental school, 1877-1954; Dundee Dental hospital reports, 1948-1966; General Dundee University correspondence, 1953-1954; papers of the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, 1954-1960.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor Aylwin Drakeford Hitchin held the Boyd Chair of Dental Surgery at the University of Dundee from 1947-1977, and was Dean of the Dundee Dental Hospital and school for most of that time. Professor Hitchin had an international reputation for his work on the pathogenesis of dental abnormalities and received a number of professional accolades, including being awarded a CBE in 1970. Professor Hitchin died on October 1st, 1996.


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Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information



For biographical details see Contact, November 1996, Vol. 14, no. 2

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper and photographs

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Gary Smith, student assistant, May 2004. Description updated by Jennifer Johnstone, Archive Trainee, November 2007.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Custodial History

Acquired in 1977

Corporate Names

Geographical Names