Fonds MS-13-6 - Donald Alexander Campbell fonds

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Donald Alexander Campbell fonds

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8 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Donald Alexander Campbell taught at Dalhousie Medical School for 30 years. He was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, in 1849 and educated at Truro Academy and Dalhousie University. He received his MD,CM in 1874 and began practicing medicine in Halifax. He worked as a demonstrator and then as professor of anatomy from 1875-1885, and various other professorial appointments thereafter, including medical jurisprudence, materia medica and therapeutics, and clinical medicine.

In 1888 he accepted a clinical appointment at Victoria General Hospital, where he stayed until his retirement in 1911. He was a frequent visitor at Johns Hopkins, establishing friendships with the Hopkins group, which included William Osler. Dr. Campbell married and had one son, Duncan George Joseph Campbell (MD, Dalhousie, 1902) who died of pneumonia at the age of thirty. In his memory, Dr. Campbell bequeathed his entire estate to Dalhousie, founding a Chair in Anatomy. In return for his services he was honoured with a LLD from Dalhousie University. He died in 1917.

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Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in 1984. Custodial history is unknown.

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Fonds consists of registration cards and student tickets from Dalhousie Medical School, published articles about Dr. Campbell (including obituaries), papers regarding his medical practice, correspondence, medical notes with sketches, personal notes and patient records.

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  • English

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Patient files are closed. All other 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], Donald Alexander Campbell fonds, MS-13-6, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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