The McGill Group in Medical Genetics Oral Histories Collection documents the history of the McGill Group in Medical Genetics, active 1972 to 2009, through fourteen oral histories with the group's members. The Collection contains transcripts in English and in French translation of oral history interviews conducted with the members of the McGill Group in Medical Genetics between 2009 and 2011. The oral history interviews were held in the course of a larger project conducted by a group of researchers at McGill's School of Social Studies of Medicine to document the history of the group and its role in the development of the field of medical genetics in Canada more broadly. These researchers included Christopher Canning, Andrea Tone, George Weisz, and Alberto Cambrosio. The project received guidance from David Rosenblatt and funding from the Canada Research Chair Program in the Social History of Medicine. The fourteen interviews document the members' individual biographies and careers, as well as the history and development of the McGill Group in Medical Genetics during a transformative period in the field of medical genetics. The interviews are available as transcripts, created by Christopher Canning. French translations of the transcripts were also created by McGIll's Translation Services and are also made available. The following individuals were interviewed as part of the oral histories project:
F. Clarke Fraser, interviewed by Christopher Canning on November 3, 2009
David Rosenblatt, interviewed by Christopher Canning on December 1, 2009
Rima Rozen, interviewed by Andrew Hoffman on February 16, 2010
Charles Scriver, interviewed by Andrew Hoffman on March 2, 2010
Reynold Gold, interviewed by Christopher Canning on July 13, 2010
Leonard Pinsky, interviewed by Christopher Canning on July 21, 2010
Emil Skamene, interviewed by Christopher Canning on August 5, 2010
Peter Hechtman, interviewed by Christopher Canning on September 30, 2010
Eric Shoubridge, interviewed by Christopher Canning on October 8, 2010
Mark Trifiro, interviewed by Christopher Canning on October 22, 2010
Andrew Karaplis, interviewed by Christopher Canning on November 30, 2010
Robert MacKenzie, interviewed by Christopher Canning on February 2, 2011
Roy Gravel, interviewed by Christopher Canning on February 4, 2011
H. Susie Tenenhouse, interviewed by Christopher Canning on February 8, 2011
Fonds shows Herbert Frederick Moseley's relations with his editor for his book "Shoulder Lesions". It contains an original manuscript with the publisher's annotations for the 1945 edition and another complete copy.
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.
Fonds consists principally of one three-ring loose leaf holograph notebook written in pencil and ink. The notebook details cases that Morton worked on during the period of February to May, 1935, while at Guy’s Hospital in London. Fonds also includes a letter from real estate broker William E. Speed to Capt. W. B. Holms concerning a property rented to the Mortons; single blank leaf with letterhead of C. S. Morton (Harry Stafford Morton’s father); New Year’s card from Earle C. Phinney; and newspaper clipping of editorial by Sir William Osler, “Promethean Gift of the Century Physical Suffering Diminished.”
The fonds documents mainly Babkin's professional interests in physiology, especially glandular secretions and the nervous system. The fonds contains correspondence; lecture notes; citations; research notes and papers, including manuscripts sent to him by his colleagues; reprints of scientific articles mainly in Russian; and material used in the preparation of the biography of Ivan Pavlov. The latter contains correspondence with Ivan Petrovich Pavlov and members of his family, 1923-1948; photographs and portraits; and an unabridged typescript copy of Parts 1-3 of Pavlov: a Biography, with manuscript corrections, 1943-1946.
The fonds largely document Dr. Segall's professional activities as a cardiologist. It contains correspondence, notes, experimental notebooks, lecture notes, articles, speeches, patients' records, electrocardiograms, reprints and material pertaining to the Louis Gross Memorial Lectures, 1922-1979. Also included are several electrocardiograph machines, dictation devices, and audio recordings (reel-to-reel tapes, dictation disks, and cassette tapes). In addition, the fonds contain records of Dr. Segall's personal and family correspondence, financial transactions, and various other official and unofficial documents.
The fonds contains materials that Dr. M. Entin collected for his biography of Dr. Archibald. Mainly include articles relate to tuberculosis, pancreatitis, wound healing, history of surgery, and scientific writing. It also includes letters from Edward Archibald to Mrs. Archibald, letters to Archibald from William Osler and Sir Henry Gray, addenda of Archibald's world journey in 1936, and articles by Archibald.
Some draft chapters of the biography of Dr. Archibald and research data for 100th Anniversary of Royal Victoria Hospital can also be found in the fonds.
Tobin's papers consist of a scrapbook and photo album containing programmes, menus and newspaper clippings concerning the "King Cook" celebrations, 1911-1927, newspaper obituaries and photographs of Medical Faculty professors, programmes for social events of the Medical Society, Pharmaceutical Society and the McGill Employees Association (of which Tobin was secretary) and letters of recommendation from the Medical Students Society, 1921-1931.
The fonds includes American Neurological Association material (1934-1941), army files (1939-1943), correspondence, lecture notes, glass slides, large glass negatives, colour screen filters, and reprints with a card index.