Fonds MS-13-68 - Angus Edward Murray fonds

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Angus Edward Murray fonds

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  • 1929-1984 (Creation)
    Murray, Angus Edward, Dr., 1901-1986

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4.9 m of textual records

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Dr. Murray was born in Earltown, Pictou County in 1901. He received his teaching certificate and then attended Dalhousie University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1925 and an M.D. in 1930.

He practiced medicine in Halifax for fifty-six years. In addition, he served as Medical Examiner for the County of Halifax for thirty years. Dr. Murray was a Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at Dalhousie Medical School for twenty years and was made Honorary President of the Dalhousie Medical Association in 1978.

An active member in several professional associations, Dr. Murray was President of the Medical Staff at the Children's Hospital, Halifax Infirmary, Halifax Medical Society, and the Medico-Legal Society. He was made a senior member of the Medical Society of Nova Scotia in 1975. He passed away in 1986.

Custodial history

Fonds was donated in 1986 by Ann MacNearney, daughter of Dr. Murray (Accession 1986-010).

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Fonds consists of patient records, autopsy reports, correspondence, various medical reports from several institutions, and business records including a ledger and daily journals.

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Files are arranged chronologically within each series.

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  • English

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Patient records and autopsy reports are closed. Requests for access must be submitted to Dalhousie University's FOIPOP Officer.

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

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Further accruals are possible, but not expected.

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2003. Description was revised on April 20, 2017 by Creighton Barrett.

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  • English

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