- 1928-1971 (Creation)
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The School of Hygiene played a threefold role in the educational programme of the University by offering instruction in public health subjects to graduates, by providing courses for undergraduates, and by conducting research. For almost forty years Dr. Fraser taught preventive medicine courses for students in the senior course, the diploma in Public Health; in the B.Sc. program in the School of Nursing, and to medical students. In the mid-1950s the School of Hygiene began to move towards a complete programme of diploma courses to cover the needs of physicians and other professional workers in specialized fields. By 1958 these courses were in place and included bacteriology and hospital administration. These changes are reflected in her lectures for this period.
As Dr. Fraser discarded very little, this series provides an overview of the evolution of the courses she taught from 1928 to 1965, and comprehensively from the mid-1940s.
The first three boxes in this series contain the files on her lecture and laboratory courses for the Public Health Nursing students, and the fourth the Bachelor of Science in Nursing courses. Some of the files also contain notes for the B.Sc. and other programs, as Dr Fraser's lectures were related to specific topics such as streptococci and diphtheria. The courses evolved with new material being introduced over the years, and some topics were dropped and others added. There are also files on nurses' skin tests, on tuberculin tests, on a penicillin seminar offered in 1955, and a file on streptococci infections for the diploma in bacteriology course (1959-1965).
The earlier files are largely arranged according to the course outlines. From the late 1950s the lectures are divided into undergraduate and graduate courses and filed accordingly.