Item is an undated review of the current Nova Scotia mental health system, as well as an outline of required changes to the system, compiled by Alexander Murchison in the early 1970s. The item provides a brief outline of present mental health programs and facilities in the province — the Cape Breton Mental Health Centre in Sydney, the Eastern Counties Mental Health Centre in Antigonish, the Pictou County Mental Health Centre in New Glasgow, the Cumberland County Mental Health Centre in Amherst, the Cobequid Mental Health Centre in Truro, the Funday [sic] Mental Health Centre in Wolfville, the Digby-Annapolis Mental Health Centre in Digby, the program at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, and the South Shore Mental Health Centre in Bridgewater — as well as mental and public hospital services — Nova Scotia Hospital, Abbie J. Lane Memorial Hospital, Halifax County Hospital, and Kings County Hospital — and provides recommendations on how to improve the province-wide program addressing mental health. Item contains a few inked and whited-out corrections.
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.
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.
Fonds contains student tickets from Dalhousie University, Victoria General Hospital and Halifax Medical College; registration receipts; medical examination certificates; certificates of class attendance; certificates from the Provincial Medial Board; other letters and certificates certifying that Pratt completed certain parts of his medical training; and a plaque with Dr. Pratt's name on it.
File contains student tickets collected by Nelson Pratt while he was a medical student at the Halifax Medical College. The tickets include attendance records, registration tickets, and records of dissections.
File consists of various materials from or about Dalhousie University, the Royal Society of Canada, the Nova Scotia Medical Bulletin, and the University of British Columbia. Records include notices, examinations, medical definitions, bulletins, contracts, and a notebook.
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.