Fonds P113 - James Bell Johnston Fonds

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James Bell Johnston Fonds

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CA OSLER P113

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  • 1833-1859 (Creation)
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    Johnston, James Bell

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2 cm of textual records

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(active 1833-1859)

Biographical history

James Bell Johnston of East Angus, Quebec, a Canadian who graduated in medicine at University of Edinburgh, in 1833. He was the first doctor to establish a practice in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He is the father of Wyatt Galt Johnston (M.D., C.M., McGill, 1884).

Custodial history

Acc. 892 was presented to the Osler Library by Dr. T.J. Quintin, Sherbrooke, Quebec. Old accession numbers 71 and 892.

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Fonds documents J.B. Johnston's professional activities from 1839 to 1859. It also includes his medical thesis De delirio tremente, Edinburgh, 1833. The fonds contains a logbook with notes, summaries of readings, reports of unusual medical cases and obstetrical list, and his medical thesis.

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  • English
  • Latin

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The documents are in English and Latin

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Items can be requested for consultation online via the Library Catalogue or by email at osler.library@mcgill.ca. Advance notice is recommended.

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4632

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103

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