Fonds consists of correspondence with the Canadian Medical Association and its professional journal; manuscripts of papers and addresses; off prints; obituaries of Dr. Hattie; a letter from Secretary of Graduates of McGill University H.C. Pruell (1897); and a letter from Sir J.W. Dawson (1897).
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.
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).
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.
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.
Item consists of a draft typescript of a short paper outlining research regarding solvent inhalation addiction compiled by Dr. Alexander Murchison in February 1969. The item lists the substances most often used, outlines the "usual procedure" for inhaling solvents, addresses initial results and subsequent side-effects faced by those who engage in solvent inhalation, as well as determining the sort of person who may be susceptible to engaging in solvent inhalation.
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.
Fonds comprises records documenting Dr. Jones' woek as a clinical psychiatrist and faculty member. Materials include patient records, manuscripts, lecture notes, course materials, correspondence, published articles, speeches, photographs, and subject files. The bulk of this collection consists of meeting minutes and correspondence related to professional associations to which he belonged.
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.
File contains 11 reports, papers and proposals regarding child welfare and group homes in Nova Scotia, drafted between 1969-1974 by committees of the Atlantic Child Guidance Centre and the Children's Aid Society of Halifax.
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).
Item is a proposal submitted to the Halifax Children's Foundation by the Children and Youth Action Council dated August 2, 1974. The item outlines CAYAC's mission as a "grassroots response to perceived shortcomings in services and programs for young people in Nova Scotia," discusses the organization's objectives and activities (assessing and contributing to legislation, addressing services it provides, pushing for individual case representation, increasing public awareness, and engaging youth involvement). The proposal outlines a request that the Halifax Children's Foundation provide CAYAC with a "three-year demonstration grant" to employ a full-time coordinator and a secretary to achieve the organization's objectives.
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."
Fonds consists of Oscar Donovan's photographs, newspaper clippings, mementos, and correspondence from World War One, including materials related to the Dalhousie No. 7 Overseas Stationary Hospital, with which his wife served.
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.
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.