Fonds MS-13-22 - Ian MacKenzie fonds

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Ian MacKenzie fonds

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5 cm of textual records

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Ian MacKenzie was professor of surgery at Dalhousie University from 1957-1967 and head of the department of surgery at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. Born in 1910 in Scotland, he graduated from medical school at the University of Edinburgh in 1933. In 1939 he was awarded a Commonwealth Research Scholarship to study cancer at the Rockefeller Institute in New York. Returning to Britain at the outbreak of World War Two, he served in France and the Middle East, first with the 9th Lancers and later with the RAMC, before being posted for special duties in 1942. He was parachuted into Yugoslavia to serve with Marshal Tito at partisan headquarters, and was later dropped into occupied France for service with the French resistance movement. For his services he was awarded the Croix de Guerre with gold star and mentioned in dispatches. He was also appointed MBE.After demobilization in 1946 he returned to the department of surgery at Edinburgh University, and later moved to the department of surgery at Durham University. He joined Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine in 1957. In Halifax, he also served as consultant surgeon to the Canadian Forces Hospital and to the Camp Hill Hospital. Before his death in 1967 he was engaged in cancer research.

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

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Fonds consists of correspondence, published articles, and a bound copy of Ian MacKenzie's thesis submitted to the University of Edinburgh.

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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], Ian MacKenzie fonds, MS-13-22, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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