Dates of Creation 1935–1993
Name of Creator McKenzie, Peter (British physician : 1914–1994)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 1.5 metres
Scope and Content
Glasgow University Medical Final Year dinner booklets, 1945–1975
Notes on lectures heard as a student, 1935–1936
Own writings, lectures and speeches regarding infectious disease medicine and medical history, including the history of Belvidere Hospital and the history of epidemic infectious disease, with related correspondence, notes and illustrative materials, 1940s–1993
Administrative / Biographical History
Peter McKenzie was born in Alexandria, Dunbartonshire in 1914 and educated at the University of Glasgow. He gained the qualifications MB, ChB, 1938 and DPH, 1940. McKenzie then became Resident at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, a casualty surgeon at Knightswood Hospital, and Senior Medical Officer at Southern General Hospital and Hall Tutorial Fellow at Western Infirmary between 1938–1946.
In 1946 Dr McKenzie was appointed Deputy Physician Superintendent at Belvidere Infectious Diseases Hospital in the East End of Glasgow. He was to spend thirty three years there. In the late 1940s he was appointed Physician Superintendent.
The greatest achievement of Dr McKenzie's professional career took the form of pioneering work with poliomyelitis patients, during the 1950s epidemic. The Belvidere ITU became a model for the whole of Britain.
Peter McKenzie was a man of many talents and many enthusiasms: philately; music; travel (especially in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland); and film.
Peter McKenzie died on 5 December 1994
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Fonds level description compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998, revised 5 June 2019
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Records held by McKenzie family prior to transfer
HB 65: Records of Belvidere Hospital, Glasgow; HB 74: Tapes and transcripts of McKenzie Oral History of Glasgow Medical School; HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow
McKenzie, P Fevers, family and friends, Wellcome Unit for History of Medicine, University of Glasgow, 2000