Fonds MS-13-1 - Daniel Finlayson MacInnis fonds

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Daniel Finlayson MacInnis fonds

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  • 1909-1952 (Creation)

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20 cm of textual records and graphic material

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Daniel MacInnis was born in Middle River, Nova Scotia in 1889. He earned a teaching certificate and moved to Saskatchewan but returned to Nova Scotia to attend Dalhousie Medical School, graduating in 1918. While on staff as Senior Houseman at the Victoria General Hospital in 1917, he aided many victims of the Halifax Explosion. During the First World War he joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and earned the rank of Major. After the war, he settled in Shubenacadie and opened a medical practice, which he maintained until his retirement in 1963. He was also on staff at the Colchester County Hospital during these years.

As an active member in several professional associations, Dr. MacInnis was made a senior member of the Canadian Medical Association and an Honorary President of the Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association. He died in May 1973.

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Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in accession (19-84) by Dr. D. Ross MacInnis, son of Dr. Daniel F. MacInnis, in 1984.

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Fonds consists of twelve notebooks from Medical School, Dalhousie registration cards, transcript of marks, medical books, examinations, photographs, and Provincial Medical Board papers.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Daniel Finlayson MacInnis fonds, MS-13-1, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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