Fonds P112 - Thomas Forrest Cotton Fonds

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Thomas Forrest Cotton Fonds

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CA OSLER P112

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  • 1903-1909 (Creation)
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    Cotton, Thomas Forrest, 1884-1965

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40 cm of textual records

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(1884-1965)

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T. F. Cotton was born in Cowansville, Quebec and received his B.A. in 1905 and his M.D., C.M. in 1909 from McGill University. A cardiologist, he practiced in England. He was devoted to Sir William Osler and secured a place for the Osler Club of London in the new Royal College of Physicians. In his will, Cotton endowed the Thomas F. Cotton Professorship in the History of Medicine at McGill.

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Fonds shows T.F. Cotton's activities as a student at McGill University, 1903-1909. The fonds contains 24 bound notebooks with lectures notes taken by Cotton, 1903-1909, for courses in Medicine, Political Science, History, French Literature, English Composition and Literature. There is also a case book containing electrocardiograms and a volume of ophthalmology lecture notes bearing the name George C. Hale.

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  • English

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The documents are in English

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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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4631

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102

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