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 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.”
Fonds consists of letters and accompanying reports from John J. Robson, Superintendent of the Royal Victoria Hospital, concerning staffing in the hospital and changes to bylaws. Also included is a letter from Dr. R. P. Boucher of Peterborough, ON, to Buller introducing Boucher’s friend Dr. Halliday.
The fonds consists of two bound volumes of notes on Endocrinology (some handwritten, some typed) from 1938-1939 and 1941-1942 while Masson was a PhD candidate at McGill University. Lectures given by: J. S. L. Browne, H. Selye, D. L. Thomson, C. F. Denstedt, C. Lyman Duff, C. P. Leblond, D. McEachern, R. L. Noble. Also included are three volumes of published works.
The fonds also consists of three bound volumes of Masson's published work from various medical journals (published in France, Canada, and USA) between 1932-1959. The articles are mostly in English, and some are in French.
The content of the fonds includes letters, photographs, and official documents surrounding the Norman Bethune McGill-China Professorship Exchange at Peking Medical College, in addition to medical pamphlets, typed addresses, several commemorative Norman Bethune items. There are various Chinese tourist brochures and maps that McGregor collected during his travels in China, as well as newspaper clippings, reprints, and copies of articles collected by McGregor about China and medicine in the mid-1970s.
This collection is divided into material either by, or about, Wilder Graves Penfield. The material was collected by Lewis in order to write his biography. The fonds also includes materials associated with Mr. Lewis' writing of the biography.
The Penfield material is organized by family member, with the largest portion belonging to Wilder Penfield and his wife Helen Penfield. This material is largely personal in nature. It consists of originals and photocopies of diaries, as well as personal correspondence between Penfield and his wife, family photographs, and ephemera from a variety of social and professional events. There is also a small selection of personal correspondence between family members.
Lewis created drafts, revisions, letters concerning the development of the screenplay, and research material. Correspondence between Lewis and the family is contained in the material covering personal family matters.
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.
The fonds includes a copy of No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill), 1914-1919 owned by Walter de M. Scriver and ephemera relating to Canadian General Hospital No. 3. It also contains a handwritten poem entitled "Tune of T'anks," composed by Scriver for his family and dated France, 1915.
The fonds reflects Dr. Ferencz's friendship with the physician Harold N. Segall from the early 1960s until his death in 1990. It contains letters, cards, and postcards Dr. Ferencz received from Dr. Segall, as well as photographs of Dr. Segall and ephemera relating to the Segall-Gross lectures and various celebrations of Dr. Segall's life.