RVH v TB: a project to catalogue LHSA's Royal Victoria Hospital Tuberculosis and Diseases of the Chest Case Notes and Registers (c1920-2000)


  • University of Edinburgh

Project summary

This project was to catalogue the Royal Victoria Hospital’s tuberculosis (TB) and diseases of the chest (DOC) patient case notes. The records cover the first TB dispensary in the world (1887) and document the nucleus of Edinburgh’s fight against TB and other DOC from 1920 until 1958. Together, these records hold detailed diagnostic and treatment information for more than half a century of tackling infectious disease and offer an unparalleled opportunity for research.