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Other Penfield Family Members

This series consists of a small cache of papers belonging to other Penfield family members. This series includes correspondence addressed to the mothers of Wilder Penfield and Helen Kermott Penfield, Mrs. E.P. Kermott and Jean Jefferson Penfield; a diary and letters of Penfield’s beloved sister Ruthmary Penfield Inglis, whose brain tumour Penfield unsuccessfully operated on; and a few items pertaining to Penfield’s daughter Ruthmary Penfield Lewis, mother of Jefferson Lewis.

Manuscripts, drafts, and research ephemera

Series consists of bundles of manuscripts, drafts, some research-related correspondence, and other research materials. Many files between 103-213 are transcriptions or photocopies of research materials Abbott made, many from Canadian archives, during the course of her research into the history of medicine in Canada.

John P. McGovern Lecture

Series consists of three subseries containing records generated by the John P. McGovern Lecture, which was established in 1986 through the endowment of the John P. McGovern Foundation. The lectureship makes possible an annual presentation of a paper dedicated to the general areas of Sir William Osler’s interests in the interface between the humanities and the sciences. The lectureship is awarded to a leader who is selected by a committee of the American Osler Society. The records include the records of the John P. McGovern Lecture Committee (P125/H1); documents regarding the annual lecture (P125/H2); the published pamphlets of the lectures and textual materials generated during the preparation of the edited volume Our lords, the sick: McGovern Lectures in the history of medicine and medical humanism (2004) (P125/H3). Series includes correspondence of the secretary-treasurer with John P. McGovern, guidelines of the committee, programs, press release, and newspaper clippings.

Public Relations and Links with Other Organizations

Series consists of three subseries P125/I1 Osler Library of History of Medicine, P125/I2 #13 Norham Gardens, P125/I3 American Association for the History of Medicine showing the privileged links of the association with these organizations. Series includes correspondence, receipts, newsletter, grant request and one agenda.


Series consists of three subseries: P125/J1 Persisting Osler, P125/J2 American Osler Society, inc. : Biographical Directory, P125/J3 The Oslerian, pertaining to the publishing activities of the American Osler Society. Series includes correspondence, notes, working plan, photographs, quotations from printers, working sheets, curriculum vitae, bibliographies and biographic forms, newsletters and reprints.

Earl Nation

Series consists of notes and photocopies compiled by Earl Nation re. Geoffrey Jefferson (formerly Acc. 549), and correspondence with I.N. Dubin, M.D. (formerly Acc. 591).

Constitution and Structure.

Series consists of four subseries: P125/A1 History (1972 and 1987), P125/A2 Charters and Certificate of Incorporation (1975-1977), P125/A3 Constitution and By-Laws (1970-1982), and P125/A4 Seal (1970). Includes a presentation, correspondence, forms, by-laws, statements, seal, a franchise tax report and a certificate of incorporation.


Series consists of two subseries: P125/C1 Correspondence of the Officers and P125/C2 Correspondence with Members. Includes almost only correspondence.

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