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TitleCollection of the Scottish Asylums Pathological Scheme
DescriptionThe Scottish Asylums Pathological Scheme was established in 1897 as a unitary laboratory for all the Scottish asylums, headed by pathologist previously at the Royal Edinburgh Asylum, Dr W Ford Robertson. The first premises were at 12 Bristo Place, Edinburgh in the same building as the laboratory of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. The main aims of the Scheme were to place the study of neurological samples sent from the asylums on a more scientific footing, to conduct and encourage research, to provide slides for clinical use and to train medical officers of individual asylums in pathological methods. The Scheme was dissolved in 1948 with the establishment of the National Health Service, although the cash book post-dates its dissolution.
[Source: The Cruel Madness of Love: Sex, Syphilis and Psychiatry in Scotland 1880-1930 by Gayle Davis, 2008]

Contents: Minutes, correspondence and papers, 1896-1948; cash book, 1942-1955
Date2 Dec 1896-Dec 1955
TermMental illness
Venereal disease
Asylum
Extent2 volumes
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