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Pre-NHS Prescriptions: various

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/61
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Pre-NHS Prescriptions: various
Date(s): 1918-1946
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

A collection of private prescriptions created artificially from a number of different accessions. Prescriptions are stamped by dispensing chemists and include the number allocated to them in the chemist's register.


Scope and content/abstract:

Prescriptions dispensed to various individuals by chemists in Central London, Harrow, Nottingham and Taunton, covering 1918-1946.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open. Restricted access: i.e. intending user to consult archivist and have their attention drawn to obligation not to identify individuals, if necessary to produce confirmation of bona fides.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Wellcome Library online catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

GC/61/1-3; Originally in the possession of Mrs Alice Rayfield (née Hall), and given by her to Dr N Naunton Davies, West Malling, Kent, who donated them to the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in 1982 (Acc 162); GC/61/1/4: This item was presented to the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine Library in 1985, by Mrs A R of Maidstone, Kent, and transferred to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre (Acc 197); GC/61/1/5-6; Acquired by the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine Library. Provenance unknown (Acc 336); GC/61/7-16; These items were given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in Sep 1997 by the Royal College of General Practitioners, which originally received them from Dr D S H Cannon of Watford, Hertfordshire in Mar 1977 (Acc 732 part).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled from Wellcome Library online catalogue by Barbara Ball.

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:
September 2008

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