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Nova Scotia Physicians
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Florence Jessie Murray fonds

  • MS-2-535
  • Fonds
  • [1884?] - 1975
Fonds consists primarily of Florence Jessie Murray's personal records regarding her career as a medical missionary in Korea, including correspondence, manuscripts, pamphlets and photographs. There is also a small volume of records that originated with her brother, Alexander Murray, and father, Robert Murray, including correspondence between Alexander Murray, Florence Jessie Murray and E.J.O. Fraser; Reverend Robert Murray's correspondence; and records regarding his involvement with the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes.

Murray, Florence Jessie

Norman Barrie Coward fonds

  • MS-13-85
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1995
Fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, photographs, a plaque, and newspaper clippings.

Coward, Norman Barrie

Andrew Walter Herdman Lindsay fonds

  • MS-13-83
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1914
Fonds consists of biographical information and correspondence associated with the Nova Scotia Medical Board, for which Lindsay served at registrar from 1885-1915.

Lindsay, Andrew Walter Herdman

Thaddeus M. Sieniewicz fonds

  • MS-13-81
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1936
Fonds consists of medical reports written during Thaddeus Sieniewicz's tenure as acting director of the Massachusetts-Halifax Health Commission.

Sieniewicz, Thaddeus M.

Harold L. Scammell fonds

  • MS-13-80
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1951
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.

Scammell, Harold L.

Luther Burns MacKenzie fonds

  • MS-13-79
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1970
Fonds consists Luther Burn MacKenzie's speeches, miscellaneous correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, and diplomas.

MacKenzie, Luther Burns

Arthur Edwin Blackett fonds

  • MS-13-73
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1953
Fonds consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and a Canadian Medical Corps Christmas card (ca. 1916).

Blackett, Arthur Edwin

Thomas John (Jock) Murray fonds

  • MS-13-69
  • Fonds
  • 1890-2018
Fonds consists of the archival records of Thomas John (Jock) Murray, which includes correspondence and research materials on neurological disease, the humanities and the history of medicine.

Murray, Thomas John (Jock)

Angus Edward Murray fonds

  • MS-13-68
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1984
Fonds consists of patient records, autopsy reports, correspondence, various medical reports from several institutions, and business records including a ledger and daily journals.

Murray, Angus Edward

Hector Pothier fonds

  • MS-13-66
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1973
Fonds consists of a Hector Pothier's medical school diploma, a Dalhousie song book (ca. 1912-1913), photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, election paraphernalia, invoices, and speeches made to the Nova Scotia Legislature.

Pothier, Hector

Ernest Ireson Glenister fonds

  • MS-13-64
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1987
Fonds consists of: three postcards featuring a photograph of medical residents (ca. 1923/1924) and various diplomas and certificates; two photographs of Dr. Ernest Glenister, dated approximately 1945 and 1960; one photograph of Dalhousie University medical residents, class of 1925.

Glenister, Ernest Ireson

Harold Benge Atlee fonds

  • MS-13-63
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1953
Fonds consists of H.B. Atlee's notes on obstetrics and gynaecology.

Atlee, Harold Benge

Chester Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-61
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1995
Fonds consists of papers documenting Dr. Stewart's professional career, including files on the Tupper Commission and the Hall Review Commission, research notes on aviation medicine and decompression sickness, correspondence, lectures, books, publications, photographs, and other manuscripts from his personal life and years at Dalhousie University.

Stewart, Chester B.

Donald Alexander Campbell fonds

  • MS-13-6
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1955
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.

Campbell, Donald Alexander

Medical Society of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-13-55
  • Fonds
  • 1961
Fonds consists of records documenting a research project conducted in 1961 regarding distribution patterns of physicians and facilities across Nova Scotia; records include physician and patient questionnaires.

Medical Society of Nova Scotia

Samuel William Williamson fonds

  • MS-13-54
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1910
Fonds consists of Dr. Samuel Williamson's daily memorandum books from 1902-1910.

Williamson, Samuel William

Student tickets from Halifax Medical College, Dalhousie College and University

File contains seven tickets received by Arthur Charles Hawkins confirming his enrolment and attendance during the 1883-1884 session at Halifax Medical College, Dalhousie College and University, and the Provincial and City Hospital. The tickets are for: Clinical Medicine (taught by A.P. [Alexander] Reid and John Somers); Surgery (taught by W.E. [Edward] Farrell); and Clinical Surgery (taught by W.E. [Edward] Farrell and J.F. [John] Black); a student ticket for the Provincial and City Hospital authorized by Andrew J. Cowie and Edward Farrell; a Dalhousie College registration ticket for the 1885-1986 session (authorized by John Forrest, Principal); an incomplete ticket for a German course (1885-1886 session); and a library ticket (1881-1982 session) authorized by James Ross.

Student tickets from Halifax Medical College, Dalhousie College and University

File contains 12 student tickets (and other documents) received by Arthur Charles Hawkins confirming his enrolment and attendance during the 1882-1883 session at the Halifax Medical College, Dalhousie College and University, and the Provincial and City Hospital. The tickets are for: Materia Medica (taught by John F. Black); Physiology (taught by John Somers); Practical Anatomy (taught by D.A. Campbell and A.W.H. Lindsay); Practical Chemistry (taught by W.H. Waddell); Chemistry (taught by George Lawson); Clinical Medicine (taught by Alexander P. Reid and Archibald Lawson); Practical Pharmacy (taught by C.E. Puttner and D. DeW. Harrington); Anatomy (taught by George Sinclair); and matriculation and library tickets.

Student tickets from Halifax Medical College, Dalhousie College and University

File contains ten student registration and matriculation tickets received by Arthur Charles Hawkins confirming his enrolment and attendance during the 1881-1882 session at the Halifax Medical College, Dalhousie College and University, and the Provincial and City Hospital. The tickets are for the following courses: Physiology (taught by John Somers); Clinical Surgery (taught by Edward Farrell and John F. Black); Practical Anatomy (taught by D.A. Campbell and A.W.H. Lindsay; with notes on dissection of extremities); Chemistry (taught by George Lawson); Anatomy (taught by George Sinclair); Materia Medica (taught by John F. Black); and Botany (taught by Benjamin G. Page).

Arthur Charles Hawkins fonds

  • MS-13-5
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1886
Fonds consists of tickets confirming Hawkins' admission to and attendance in classes and wards at Halifax Medical College, Dalhousie College and University, Montreal General Hospital, and the Provincial and City Hospital.

Hawkins, Arthur, Charles

John Alexander Webster fonds

  • MS-13-43
  • Fonds
  • 1963
Fonds contains correspondence, a pamphlet on Dartmouth Academy, and postcards.

Webster, John Alexander

James R. Corston fonds

  • MS-13-40
  • Fonds
  • 1892 - 1902
Fonds consists of class registration tickets, examinations, and papers belonging to James Robert Corston while he was a medical student.

Corston, James R.

John Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-39
  • Fonds
  • 1812 - 1943
Fonds consists of notebooks, correspondence, books, articles, a photograph, and artifacts.

Stewart, John, Lt. Col. Dr.

Daniel McNeil Parker fonds

  • MS-13-31
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1846
Fonds consists of student tickets and certificates from the University of Edinburgh. Several obituaries from different sources are located in the case file.

Parker, Daniel McNeil

Group homes—let's get going : program papers from Annual Meeting of Nova Scotia Family and Child Welfare Association

File also contains copies of presentations given at the 23 May 1973 meeting: "Why an Alternate Family? (The Child and the Group Home," by Alexander Murchison; "The Orphan and Society," by Jean Paton-Kittson; "Social Services and the Group Home," by Frank Capstick; "Democratic Perspectives on Group Home Supervision," by Ronald L. Smith; "Houseparents Forum," by Mr. and Mrs. Salvador Renaldo; "Public Relations in a Group Home Program," by A.S. Kyte; and "Funding of Group Homes," by Timothy T. Daley.

Notes and manuscripts related child guidance clinics review

File contains notes and manuscripts written by Alexander Murchison and Norris Turner between 1972–1975 reviewing child guidance clinics and group homes in Nova Scotia. File also contains the June 1973 issue of the Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers Newsletter, with articles by Norris Turner , Patricia Hardy, Ernie Rafuse, F.M. Fraser, Martin M. Dolan, Linda Isitt, and Barrie R. MacFarlane.

The group home and the community : [draft typescript]

Item is a report written by Alexander Murchison, dated January 9, 1975, and presented to the Dartmouth Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, regarding improving group home facilities not only for adolescents and older individuals in Nova Scotia.

A proposal for health grant : a new approach in delivery of health services to children and youth

Item is an early draft proposal written by Alexander Murchison and others ca. 1973 regarding funding for a grant to improve the delivery of health services to children and youth in Nova Scotia. The proposal aims to implement several programs in Halifax County to assist the province's youth in moving "toward optimum health" by implementing the following programs: Life Development program (emphasizing proper nutrition, emotional and physical development); Day Care and Pre-School program; Teacher Training program; Community Health Nurse program; Environmental Control program (environmental effects on human growth and development); and General Training program (for professionals involved with children and adolescent care).

Proposal for interim funding to further develop a three-year health grant demonstration project concerning a new approach in delivery of health services to children and youth

Item is an early draft proposal written by Alexander Murchison and others in 1972 or 1973, regarding funding for a health grant to improve the delivery of health services to children and youth in Nova Scotia. The proposal accompanies a report entitled "A Time to Act."

Cultural factors in a case of temporal lobe epilepsy associated with a schizophreniform psychosis / : Alexander Murchison and T.A.H. McCulloch : [manuscript]

Item is a draft manuscript written by Alexander Murchison and T.A.H. McCulloch (of Canadian Forces Hospital Halifax) in the early 1970s. The item addresses a case study of an 18-year-old "leading seaman, unmarried and of Ojibwa Indian extraction" admitted to the psychiatric unit of Canadian Forces Hospital in Halifax after a sudden onset of psychosis experienced by the patient shortly after his vessel left Halifax in 1968.

School phobia : a review / Alexander Murchison : [manuscript]

Item is a paper written by Alexander Murchison in December 1970, outlining the "acute psychiatric emergency" of school phobia, suggesting that it is more complicated than being simply "separation anxiety." He defines the phobia, outlines the clinical features and symptoms, discusses the role of separation in the condition, and addresses potential treatments.

Child and adolescent services / Alexander Murchison and Edward Newell

Item is a final draft of a report "Child and adolescent services," written by Alexander Murchison and Edward Newell in December 1972. It outlines planning for children's and adolescent health services in Nova Scotia, describes current services available to children and adolescents, addresses the health of the province's children and adolescents, points out gaps and deficiencies in the services provided by the province, and raises points in order to direct meaningful change.

A proposal to encourage the development of adolescent health care in the Province of Nova Scotia: Phase 2, 1973

Item is a draft funding proposal compiled by Alexander Murchison and others, submitted to the Atlantic Regional Office, Non-Medical Use of Drugs Directorate, Health Protection Branch, Department of National Health & Welfare, in February 1973, encouraging the funding and development of an adolescent health care program in Nova Scotia. The item addresses what was achieved from a similar proposal in 1972, and outline aims "to animate interested health care workers [in the province] to initiate changes within their own community and profession." The item contains a three-page budget appendix.

Review of literature regarding the operation of a Child Guidance Centre in a hospital setting

Item is a draft brief compiled by Alexander Murchison and others in 1973 or 1974, regarding the opening of a Child Guidance Centre. Item reviews reports and speeches (Clyde Marshall's 1969 working paper, a 1970 address by the Honourable R.A. Donahoe to the Conference of Mental Health Centre Boards, the Hastings Report, and the Government of Ontario's White Paper), as a means of determining that the functioning of the Centre would be "impaired" if the Centre was to be located in the Abbie Lane Psychiatric Hospital. The item addresses concerns with the proposal arising from the schism between prevention (which the Centre would encourage) versus treatment (which the hospital engages in), as well as the stigma associated with the hospital, affecting negatively potential work with at-risk youth and their families.

Recommendations for revision of the Child Welfare Act of the Province of Nova Scotia

Item is a brief presented to the Minister's Committee to Re-write the Child Welfare Act by the Children and Youth Action Council drafted on May 15, 1974. The report contains recommendations from the Council regarding amendments to the Child Welfare Act. Other members of the committee include Mrs. Susan Burchell (Social worker), Mrs. Betty Curran (Student social worker, Maritime School of Social Work), Mr. Terry Donahoe (Barrister), Miss Emily Duffy (Student social worker, Maritime School of Social Work), Dr. Murchison (then of the Dartmouth Branch of the Atlantic Child Guidance Centre), Miss Cathy Neilson (Student, Dalhousie Legal Aid), Miss Ann Preyde (Girl's Residence Centre), and Mrs. Mary Zinck (Halifax Children's Aid Society), as well as co-chairpersons Dr. Joan Cummings (Maritime School of Social Work) and Mrs. Marilyn Peers (Dartmouth Branch, Atlantic Child Guidance Centre).

Brief to the Premier with invitations to the Ministers of Health, Welfare and Education and to the Nova Scotia Health Council

Item consists of the final draft of a brief compiled by Dr. Alexander Murchison and others on an ad hoc committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Sylvia Keet, prepared for Premier Gerald Regan and his ministers, in April 1971. The subject is "the need for [the] establishment of residential treatment centres for disturbed adolescents in Nova Scotia." The committee received support from Mr. Andrew Crook (Canadian Mental Health) and Mr. Tim Daley (Children's Aid Society and Department of Public Welfare." The data was initially collected by Mrs. Elaine Fraser in April 1970 when she was a student at the Maritime School of Social Work, and the final analysis was conducted by students of that school under the direction of Mr. Frank Winters.

Brief to the Commission on Special Protection Services prepared by the Children's Aid Society of Halifax

Item consists of a draft brief submitted to the Commission of Special Protection Services compiled by Dr. Alexander Murchison and others for the Children's Aid Society of Halifax, presented on May 29, 1972. The report was compiled for the purpose of stressing the importance of examining the "very fine line [...] between delinquent behavior resulting in direct Court Action under the Juvenile Delinquents Act and the behavior exhibited by a child in need of protection as defined in the Child Welfare Act" and making best practice recommendations, when determining foster home placements resulting from Family Court cases regarding child welfare and juvenile delinquency. Item also contains an appendix of three anonymous case studies from the Shelburne region.

Group home development proposal prepared by the Children's Aid Society of Halifax

Item consists of an early draft of a "Group home development proposal" compiled by the Alexander Murchison (and others) for the Group Home Advisory Committee, Children's Aid Society of Halifax, dated March 5, 1973. The committee consisted of Dr. Murchison (chairman), Ron Smith, Pat Corkery, T. Daley, Mrs. Cleveland, and Father O'Neil. The purpose of the document is "to recommend proposals relative to the development of group homes by the Children's Aid Society of Halifax". Item also contains handwritten inked marginal notes and corrections.

Group home development proposal prepared by the Children's Aid Society of Halifax

Item consists of a later draft of group home development proposal compiled by the Alexander Murchison and others for the Group Home Advisory Committee, Children's Aid Society of Halifax, dated March 9, 1973. The committee consisted of Dr. Murchison, Ron Smith, Pat Corkery, T. Daley, Mrs. Cleveland, Father O'Neil and John Letkeman. The purpose of the document is "to recommend proposals relative to the development of group homes by the Children's Aid Society of Halifax."
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