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Hugh Ernest MacDermot Fonds
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- MacDermot, H. E. (Hugh Ernest), 1888-1983
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20 cm of textual records and photographs.
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Hugh Ernest MacDermot was born in Jamaica in 1888 and received his medical training at McGill, graduating in 1913. He served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War I. He was Lecturer in Anatomy at McGill, 1921-1924, and Demonstrator in Medicine, 1925-1949, and was on the staff of the Montreal General Hospital. He also served as instructor in Clinical Medicine at McGill. MacDermot was a historian and among his published works are biographies of Maude Abbott and Sir Thomas Roddick and histories of the Montreal General Hospital, the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal Edward Institute and the Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal. In 1942, he became editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Probably donated by Dr. H.E. MacDermot in 1976. Old accession numbers 61, 205, 546 and 936.
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Fonds documents Dr. H.E. MacDermot's medical-historical activities. The fonds contains newspaper clippings, manuscript notes, photographs, lectures notes, and a draft of The MGH, the Years of Change.
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In April 1998, two boxes containing H. E. MacDermont papers were found in the Osler Library cataloguing room. It was decided to merge these with the collection of personal papers already in the library's possession under accession number 546. Archivists set up a classification plan and did a preliminary treatment. Several papers related to the Board of Curators of the Osler Library were not kept: minutes of the meeting of the Board of Curators and notices of a meeting. These were minutes of a meeting to which MacDermont was absent. The information can be found in Osler Library Fonds.
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