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Alexander MacDonald Fonds
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CA OSLER P179
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1889 – [194-] (Creation)
- MacDonald, Alexander, 1863-1952
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0,1 cm of textual records. – 7 photographs
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Alexander MacDonald was born on October 29, 1863, in Mongenais, Québec. His interest in medicine developed during a recovery from tetanus. He graduated from McGill with a degree in Medicine in 1889. He practiced all his life in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, where he purchased a building and turned it into a hospital. He also donated his time as a physician to nuns and clerics at a local convent. He died on March 1, 1952.
The fonds was donated to the Osler Library by Alexander MacDonald’s granddaughter, Mrs. Barbara McPhee, in 2010.
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The fonds illustrates Alexander MacDonald's work as a medical student and physician and includes photographs, a thank you card, and biographical notes by his granddaughter.
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The documents are in English.
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The Osler Library Artifact Collection houses his 1889 Bausch & Lomb microscope.
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- MacDonald, Alexander, 1863-1952 (Creator)