Fonds MS-13-80 - Harold L. Scammell fonds

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Harold L. Scammell fonds

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  • 1937-1951 (Creation)

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65 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Harold L. Scammell was a physician and senior medical administrator. Born on Island East River, Pictou County, in 1905, he received his early education at Pictou Academy and graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1927. After practising medicine in Pictou for one year, he returned to Halifax as resident physician at Victoria General Hospital. In 1929 he was appointed Inspector of Hospitals by the American College of Physicians and Surgeons, which involved appraising over 300 hospitals in Canada and the United States. In 1931 he joined Victoria General Hospital as the Medical Assistant Superintendent and later became the Registrar and Secretary Treasurer of the Provincial Medical Board. In following years, he worked as a medical officer with the Workmen's Compensation Board. Harold Scammell remained closely connected to Dalhousie, serving as registrar and executive assistant to the president and lecturing in the Faculty of Medicine. He was instrumental in developing Dalhousie Student Counselling Services as well as the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He was named Dalhousie Medical Alumnus of the Year in 1986. He died on21 January 1991.

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Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Dr. H.L. Scammell in 1971.

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Fonds consists of Harold Scammell's correspondence associated with both the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and the Provincial Medical Board. Other papers include financial records, miscellaneous publications, personal notes and records from his years at Dalhousie University.

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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], Harold L. Scammell fonds, MS-13-80, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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