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Osler Library Collection
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Partridge Island Quarantine Station Collection

  • CA OSLER P212
  • Collection
  • 1833

Collection contains a manuscript note written by a doctor at Partridge Island, dated August 21, 1833, that a Mrs. Campbell is allowed to depart from quarantine; also includes a travel document for Mrs. Campbell and two other adults sailing from Belfast to St. John, NB.

Partridge Island Quarantine Station

Henry Lyman Collection

  • CA OSLER P213
  • Collection
  • 1849

Collection contains a manuscript letter from Henry Lyman to his wife, Mary, in Granby; dated July 25, 1849, when the druggist shop Wm. Lyman & Co. was located at 194 and 196 St. Paul St. in Montreal, the letter deals principally with the cholera epidemic in the city.

Lyman, Henry, 1813-1897

J. A. S. Brunelle Collection

  • CA OSLER P019
  • Collection
  • between approximately 1783 and 1882

The collection contains three volumes of manuscripts from an anonymous student of the course of lectures on midwifery by Dr. Thomas Young, dating from 1783. The first volume has three inserts: two pencil portraits of unidentified men and an envelope on which is written a note to Dr. J.A.S. Brunelle. The collection is divided in three file folders.

Brunelle, J. A. S. (Joseph Antoine Stanislas), 1852-1902

Robert Howard Collection

  • CA OSLER P055
  • Collection
  • 1871 - 1888

Collection contains memorabilia relating to Dr. Robert Howard's student life at McGill University and of his career, from 1871 to 1888. Among the items are diplomas, photographs, newspaper clippings, a booklet from McGill University, a frame and a programme.

Howard, Robert

American College of Mechano-Therapy Collection

  • CA OSLER P209
  • Collection
  • 1909-1913

Collection consists of correspondence, mail-order course prospectus entitled, “How to Become a Mechano-Therapist,” and 30 instructional pamphlets comprising the correspondence course. Also includes reprint from the Journal of the American Medical Association debunking the College. Final file contains provenance records and information about the College and its founder compiled by donor. Framed diploma from the College is also included (Osler ART 101).

American College of Mechano-Therapy

B. C. Robson Collection

  • CA OSLER P206
  • Collection
  • June-September 1930

Consists of a notebook Robson kept as a student at the Banting Research Institute at the University of Toronto from June to September, 1930. The notebook comprises over 60 manuscript pages, plus 31 manuscript pages attached to the end, 1 loose leaf of manuscript medical notes, approximately 50 ink drawings of various sizes of experiments, 26 black and white photographs pasted in, including a photograph of Sir Frederick Grant Banting in his office, the Banting Research Institute and its faculty, and experiment apparatuses. Also includes 13 mimeographed pages (pasted in) containing 12 different experiments, the printed programme for the formal opening of the Banting Institute on 16 September 1930, and 9 newspaper clippings pasted in related to the opening of the Institute.

Robson, B. C.

Robert Palmer Howard Fonds

  • CA OSLER P137
  • Collection
  • [184-?]-1931

Fonds contains diplomas, certificates from medical associations, and photographs relating to Robert Palmer Howard and Alan Campbell Palmer Howard.

Howard, Robert Palmer, 1823-1889

Harold Elliott Collection

  • CA OSLER P166
  • Collection
  • May 1940 – August 1945

The collection consists of seven volumes of Elliott's personal diaries, which were bound together, at his own expense, after their completion. These diaries cover the five-year period that Elliott spent serving overseas, primarily in England. The contents of the journals include handwritten entries, sketches and watercolours that were either executed in the pages of the diary or pasted in, and photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, playbills, menus and other paraphernalia that were also pasted into the diary. These serve to document both the development of the war and Elliott's personal experiences. The diaries are generally in chronological order although there are places, particularly in the last three volumes, where the diaries have been bound out of sequence.

The fonds also contains several folio sheets of photographs and clippings regarding Elliott's career.

Elliot, Harold, 1907-

Duncan Peter Anderson Collection

  • CA OSLER P085
  • Collection
  • 1894-1952

Collection includes a scrapbook and a file of memorabilia of Dr. Anderson and his family, 1894-1952. It contains letters, menus, programmes, certificates, a manuscript of a poem, a contract to purchase, ferrotypes, and many newspaper clippings.

Anderson, Duncan Peter, 1870-1952

Reproductive Rights Collection

  • CA OSLER P203
  • Collection
  • 1956

The collection consists of written correspondence between Dr. Clarence B. Farrar and Dr. Franklin G. Ebaugh concerning reproductive rights for victims of rape in relation to the case of a Denver woman who was the victim of rape in 1955. The woman ended up giving birth to a child after she was denied an abortion by doctors and lawyers. The collection also includes a three-page editorial titled "Legal Abortions" that cites Chapter 40, Article 2, Section 23 of the Colorado Revised Statutes 1953.

Farrar, Clarence B., 1874-1970

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