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Erskine Archive Project

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Erskine Archive Project The University of Glasgow and Erskine have formed a partnership to catalogue and preserve the records of Erskine Hospital, which opened in 1916 as the Princess Louise Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers. This partnership is the result of Dr Tony Pollard’s research into pioneering surgeon Sir William Macewen’s connections with Erskine.

The Erskine archive has great potential to provide a foundation for a new analysis of the practice & impact of military medicine on British society, particularly in relation to prosthetics. The cataloguing undertaken by Archive Services will open up new avenues of research into the impact of the charity’s work in supporting veterans through the 20th century and beyond.

You can follow the progress of the Erskine Archive Project on our twitter @Erskine_100

This project is funded by the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources Grant Scheme, which aids research by supporting projects to catalogue and preserve significant primary source collections in libraries and archives across the UK and Ireland.

Image Credit: University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections.

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Keywords: ArchivesCataloguingDisability studiesFirst World WarHistory of MedicineMilitary HistoryNursingPatient CareProstheticsScotlandWar