Fonds MS-13-30 - Alexander John Murchison fonds

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Alexander John Murchison fonds

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  • 1969-1975 (Creation)
    Murchison, Alexander John, Dr.

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7 cm of textual records

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Dr. Murchison was born in Charlottetown and graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1963. He completed post-graduate training in Psychiatry at Dalhousie University in addition to studying at hospitals in England and Scotland. His academic focus was directed on Adolescent Psychiatry.

He returned to Halifax to join the staff at the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital and the Atlantic Child Guidance Clinic.

Dr. Murchison was an active member in several professional associations and various community organizations. In particular, Dr. Murchison was involved with the Children's Aid Society of Halifax. He passed away in 1975.

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The records were accessioned by the Dalhousie University Archives in 1984. The custodial history is unknown.

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Fonds consists of papers and reports on Child Welfare.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.

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Description revised March 15, 2018

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