Fonds P179 - Alexander MacDonald Fonds

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Alexander MacDonald Fonds

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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.

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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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  • English

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The documents are in English.

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Items can be requested for consultation online via the Library Catalogue or by email at Advance notice is recommended.

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The Osler Library Artifact Collection houses his 1889 Bausch & Lomb microscope.

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