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Archibald Donald Campbell Fonds

  • CA MUA MG2027
  • Fonds
  • approximately 1910-1961

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.

Campbell, Archibald Donald, 1887-1987

John Bell Fonds

  • CA OSLER P078
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1883

The fonds documents John Bell's activities related to his medical studies at McGill in Surgery, Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine, as well as his work as a private physician in Montreal. The fonds consists of notebooks, a photocopy of his MS McGill medical thesis, letters from his personal and professional life, one of his medical kits, receipts from merchants, various subscriptions, societies and clubs. The fonds also contains various reprints of Bell's articles, including the 1878 article, "Case of Diphtheria, Acute Laryngeal Symptoms", as well as the City of Montreal's "Mortality of Montreal" – a list of all deaths in Montreal in January 1878.

Bell, John, 1845-1878

Isadore B. Hirshberg Fonds

  • CA OSLER P198
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1914

Fonds consists of photographs and other items that document the early career of Isadore Hirshberg while studying medicine at McGill University from 1909-1914, including 60 album-sized photographs, a framed group photograph of Hirshberg and Montreal General Hospital residents, Hirshberg's framed provincial medical certificate, and two certificates of residency. Subjects include Hirshberg and classmates; campus and student life; photographs of staff, doctors, and nurses in hospital settings, including two photographs of John McCrae at the Alexandra Hospital; and various views of McGill medical buildings and hospitals, including the new medical building at the time of construction in 1910, the Royal Victoria Hospital around 1910, and the Western Hospital in 1913. Two photographs features the medical school janitor James "King" Cook, a fixture of the school and a favorite with the students from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries. His wife was Frank Buller's housekeeper during Osler's time. Fonds also includes a large framed group photograph, Resident Medical Staff/Montreal General Hospital/1914-1915 by Wm. Notman & Son and Hirshberg's Quebec medical license issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Quebec and dated July 1914. Descriptions of the photographs where present are in Hirshberg's hand except in cases in which there were additional descriptions in the album. These were copied in pencil on the verso of the related photograph.

Hirshberg, Isadore Benjamin, 1890-1965

Joseph Stratford Fonds

  • CA OSLER P184
  • Fonds
  • 1933-2007

The fonds consists of professional correspondence between J. G. Stratford and colleagues from the MGH, Montreal Neurological Institute, University of Saskatchewan, and the Osler Society. It also includes personal research material on pain (the causes and treatments), original drafts of his various publications (1953-2007), Montreal General Hospital daily journals (1966-1998), and some patient files (1943-1972, file 33). Stratford's bachelors, masters, and medical degrees from McGill University, as well as various professional certificates awarded to Stratford throughout his career are included in the fonds. Additional items include portraits and group photographs from the Neurological Department at Saskatchewan and the Montreal Neurological Institute, several brain scan prints, architectural blueprints of the Montreal General Hospital and Montreal Neurological Institute, as well as letters between Joseph & Aurelie Stratford and their close friends, Wilder & Helen Penfield.

Stratford, Joseph Graham, 1923-2007

William George Henry Fonds

  • CA OSLER P169
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1883

The fonds shows W. G. Henry's activities as a medical student at the Toronto School of Medicine and then at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, from 1878-1883. The material consists of 18 printed cards made out in writing to W. G. Henry: 6 from the Toronto School of Medicine for the sessions 1878-79 and 1879-80 (1 proof of registration/lecture programme card, 5 admission tickets); 6 from the University of McGill College or Faculty of Medicine, 1880-1882 (4 admission tickets, a certification card, an initialed dissection examination card); 5 certification cards from the Montreal General Hospital, 1881-1883; an admission tickets for the "University Dispensary" (undated).

Henry, William George

S. J. Martin Fonds

  • CA OSLER P214
  • Fonds
  • 1944

Fonds contains a typewritten report signed by Martin to the Secretary of the Medical Board, Montreal General Hospital, dated February 1, 1944, in which Martin judges the Tumor Clinic at the MGH to be “Far below the standard set for similar clinics in American hospitals;” also includes envelope with address of Dr. Fraser B. Gurd.

Martin, S. J. (Simeon Jameson), 1904-1987.

Clare Gass Fonds

  • CA OSLER P185
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1916

The fonds consists principally of a diary that recounts Gass's experiences as a nurse with the Canadian Army Medical Corps in France and England from 4 March 1915 to 31 December 1916. Her diary contains an early appearance of the poem "In Flanders Field," written by John McCrae during the war upon the burial of a close friend. It is copied out in the diary entry for 30 October, nearly six weeks before its first publication in the magazine Punch on 8 December 1915. Included also in the fonds are ephemeral material originally laid in the pages of the diary, including newspaper clippings, manuscript notes and letters, one photograph, pencil drawings, and ten dried plant specimens. This diary has been edited and published, along with two shorter diaries, by Susan Mann under the title "The War Diary of Clare Gass, 1915-1918" (Montreal, 2000).

Gass, Clare, 1887-1968