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Chest Care Committees

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0387 CC
Held at: Barts Health NHS Trust Archives (Royal London Hospital Archives)
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Full title: Chest Care Committees
Date(s): 1946-1989
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 linear metre
Name of creator(s): Chest Care Committees
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Tuberculosis/Chest Diseases Care Committees seem to have been formed by a number of organisations in East London, including the Metropolitan Boroughs of Hackney and Bethnal Green, Poplar, Stepney and Shoreditch, c1940s-1980s. A Chest Clinic Care Committee covered the work taking place in a number of boroughs c1970s-1980s. This collection also includes surviving records of Caplin House, an organisation for the treatment of homeless alcoholic TB patients.


Scope and content/abstract:

Administrative and financial records.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See Scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Some material may be restricted. Please contact the repository in the first instance.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copying and digitisation services are available for unrestricted material. Researchers should contact the repository in the first instance.

Finding aids:

See 'Detailed catalogue' link above.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the London Chest Hospital in 2001.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Originally compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Updated by Clare Button, Archivist, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
May 2001 , updated April 2020.

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