Lebanon Hospital for Mental and Nervous Disorders, Beirut

Reference HB26
Dates of Creation 1933-1955
Name of Creator Lebanon Hospital for Mental and Nervous Disorders (psychiatric hospital: 1900-c.1982: Beirut, Lebanon)
Physical Description 0.20 meters

Scope and Content

Annual reports, 1941-1952;
Miscellaneous, 1933-1955.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Hospital for Mental and Nervous Disorders in Beirut, Lebanon (for some years the only psychiatric hospital in the Middle East) was opened in 1900. It relied heavily on funds raised outside Lebanon and had a central committee which was based in London and on which Dr MacNiven of Glasgow served. In 1948, it opened a School of Psychiatric Nursing, the first of its kind in the Middle East. The hospital closed c.1982 but the London Committee continued to operate in a trusteeship role in respect of trust funds held in the UK.

The Papers listed below are from the collection of Dr Angus MacNiven, former Physician Superintendant at Gartnavel, who was a member of the general committee in London. A number of the Lebanon Hospital's staff had been attached to Gartnavel for a time, these including two of the Lebanon Hospital's Medical Superintendents.

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Conditions Governing Access

Acquisition Information
Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow.

Other Finding Aids
A paper-based finding aid can be located in the searchroom.

Appraisal Information
Appraised according to standard procedures.

Custodial History
Records held by Dr Angus MacNiven prior to transfer.

No further accruals expected.

Related Material
HB13 Records of Gartnavel Royal Hospital, psychiatric hospital, Glasgow.