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George Edgeworth Fenwick Fonds
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CA MUA MG2028
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- Fenwick, George Edgeworth, 1825-1894
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3 cm of textual records.
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George Fenwick was born in Québec City and received his early medical training at the Marine and Emigrant Hospital in that city. In 1847 he earned his M.D., C.M. from McGill. After two years as house surgeon at the Montreal General Hospital, Fenwick entered private practice and helped establish the Montreal Diet Dispensary. In 1860, he received his first appointment to McGill's Medical Faculty as Professor of anatomy. In 1864, he returned to the Montreal General, and took charge of the Medical Museum at McGill. He taught medical jurisprudence from 1868 until 1875, and in that year became Professor of clinical surgery, a post he held until his retirement as Emeritus Professor in 1890. Fenwick also founded the Canadian Medical Journal in 1864 and served as its editor until 1879. He passed away in 1894.
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Fonds consists of Fenwick's scrapbook which contains newspaper clippings and some of his letters to the editor on topics ranging from medicine to general interest to humour. Five letters from medical conferences in Québec and Ontario, as well as some engraved portraits of medical men are also included.
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Material in English.
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Fenwick's interleaved copy of "Excision of the Knee-Joint with report of Twenty-Eight Cases" (1883, 204 pp, Acc. 603) containing his manuscript notes and some book reviews can be found at the Osler Library.
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- Fenwick, George Edgeworth, 1825-1894 (Creator)