Glasgow Opthalmic Institution

Reference HB 47
Dates of Creation 1870-1965
Name of Creator Glasgow Opthalmic Institution (eye clinic : 1868-1982 : Glasgow)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 1.5 metres

Scope and Content

Minutes 1870-1891
Annual reports 1870-1940
Registers 1871-1965

Administrative / Biographical History

The  Glasgow Ophthalmic Institution opened in  1868  and was located at 126 West Regent St from 1872 until 1982. The Institution was "... for the treatment of diseases and injuries of the eye in the cases of the afflicted poor ...". Although it did treat in-patients, the great bulk of its work was with out-patients. It also provided clinical teaching. From 1892 until 1948 the Institution was administered by the Glasgow Royal Infirmary although it continued to have separate subscribers and funds. In  1948  it joined the National Health Service under the Board of Management for the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Associated Institutions. Its separate existence came to an end with the completion of the Department of Ophthalmology at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in  1981-1982 .

Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access
Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply

Acquisition Information
Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Other Finding Aids
Descriptive list

Alternative Form Available
No known copies

Archivist's Note
Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998, revised 28 February 2019.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information
This material has been appraised in line with standard procedures

Custodial History
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer

Related Material
HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow; HB 55, Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board; HB 14, Records of Glasgow Royal Infirmary; and HB 89, Records of William John Brownlow Riddell, British ophthalmologist, c.1899-1976.

Riddell, W J B Glasgow Ophthalmic Institution, 1868-1968, Glasgow Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Associated Hospitals, 1968 .