Item consists of an early draft proposal written by Alexander Murchison (and others), likely in late-1973, regarding obtaining funding for a health 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 in order to assist the province's youth in moving "toward optimum health", by implementing the following programs: a Life Development program (emphasizing proper nutrition, emotional and physical development), a Day Care and Pre-School program, a Teacher Training program, a Community Health Nurse program, an Environmental Control program (environmental effects on human growth and development), and a General Training program (for all professionals involved with children and adolescent care). The item also outlines the steps required to implement the program, and a plan upon which the program will be evaluated.
Item consists of 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.
Item consists of 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.
File contains the manuscript for the proposal "A time to act", written in 1973 by Alexander Murchison and Edward Newell, regarding a restructuring of child and adolescent programs and services in Nova Scotia. The purpose of the proposal was to "stimulate community and government interest, participation, and action for change" regarding improving child welfare services in the province.
Item is an article about George Urquhart Hill published in the Carleton Place Canadian on December 11, 1958. Hill was a decorated fighter pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War Two and enrolled in medicine at Dalhousie University after the war. He graduated in 1950 and practiced family medicine in Ontario.
Item consists of a draft typescript of a brief to be submitted to the Commission of Special Protection Services compiled by Dr. Alexander Murchison (and others) for the Children's Aid Society of Halifax, and was presented on May 29, 1972. Item consists of a report 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. Item also contains a few penciled corrections.
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 of this item 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.
File contains three certification tickets presented to Arthur Charles Hawkins in the 1884-1885 session at the University of McGill College, and Montreal General Hospital. The first two tickets certify that Hawkins acted as a clinical clerk and a dresser in the surgical wards of Montreal General Hospital for three months ending in March 1885, as certified by Thomas G. Roddick, M.D. The third ticket confirms Hawkins's enrollment in a Clinical Surgery course at McGill University, under Roddick's tutelage.
Fonds consists of papers documenting Dr. Stewart's entire professional career. These papers include files on the construction of the Tupper Commission and the Hall Review Commission in addition to research notes on aviation medicine and decompression sickness. The collection also includes correspondence, lectures, books, publications, photographs, and other manuscripts from his personal life and his time spent at Dalhousie University.
Item consists of the final draft of a report entitled "Child and adolescent services", written by Alexander Murchison and Edward Newell in December 1972. The item 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 the direct meaningful change in improving those services.