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GB 1534 JD/1/1




  • 1973 - 1984 (Creation)

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1 folder of loose papers

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(c. 1973-1984)

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The “Dear Doctor” column, published in the weekly girl’s magazine Jackie, was a Q&A style piece that answered girl’s questions relating to physical and mental health. The demographic of the magazine was 10-14 year olds, and questions sent in covered topics from appearance, to diet, to depression, to puberty, to sex education. Due to the anonymity of both the supplicant and the response, the column acted as a source of medical information on all subjects for young girls who, for whatever reason, were hesitant to reach out to their parents or GP. The letters were answered by Doctor Elizabeth Proudfoot, a GP in Dundee.

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1 folder of loose letters and responses to the Jackie "Dear Doctor" column. Subjects include: Abdomen, anorexia, arms, ankle, allergy, and alimental.

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