Fonds MG2027 - Archibald Donald Campbell Fonds

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Archibald Donald Campbell Fonds

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CA MUA MG2027

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  • approximately 1910-1961 (Creation)
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    Campbell, Archibald Donald, 1887-1987

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4 cm of textual records and photographs

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(1887-1987)

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A. D. Campbell was born in Glencoe, Ontario and received his M.D.,C.M. from McGill in 1911. He served as a medical officer during World War I, and then returned to McGill to become a demonstrator in Anatomy (1920-1927). In 1934, Campbell was appointed head of the Department of Gynaecology at the Montreal General Hospital. He began to teach gynaecology at McGill in 1937. He retired from McGill in 1950.

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Campbell's papers contain some students materials, a small amount of correspondence, and commemorative materials associated with his retirement in 1950 and his 75th birthday in 1961. Student materials consist of mimeographed lecture notes for a course by Dr. J.C. Meakins, with Campbell's handwritten notes. The subjects covered are heart and lung diseases and the nervous system. Correspondence consists of a letter from Lady Drummond offering the services of the Canadian Red Cross Society to Campbell, 1917. A volume of photographs and biographies of doctors and nurses connected with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Montreal General Hospital, 1883-1950. was assembled by Campbell himself. Also included is 4 cm of correspondence and questionnaires, largely from former interns and residents who had served under Campbell's regime. An album of letters from former colleagues and friends commemorates Campbell's 75th birthday, 1961.

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