Collection P115 - Wyatt Galt Johnston Collection

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Wyatt Galt Johnston Collection

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5 cm of textual records

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Wyatt Galt Johnston was born in Sherbrooke in 1863. His father, Dr. J.B. Johnston, was a well known physician in the Eastern Townships. W.G. Johnston received his M.D., C.M. from McGill University in 1884. He succeeded William Osler as Pathologist at the Montreal General Hospital after the latter left for Philadelphia. He kept that position until his death in 1902. In 1886 he joined the Faculty of Medicine of McGill as Demonstrator in Pathology. Johnston also held positions in Bacteriology, Medico-Legal Pathology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Medical Jurisprudence, and Hygiene.

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These documents have apparently been removed from the former collection of Maude Abbott at the Medical Museum of McGill University. Old accession numbers 248, 249 and 166.

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The collection contains correspondence, curriculum vitae, a poem written by his wife, Elizabeth Turnor, a record of medical examinations for the Coroner's Court of Montreal, 1894 and lectures notes. The greater part of the notes consists of embryology notes made at the Anatomisches Institut, Munich, around 1900.

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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 Advance notice is recommended.

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