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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).

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.

A review : Nova Scotia mental health system and changes required

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Certification tickets from Montreal General Hospital and University of McGill College

File contains three certification tickets received by Arthur Charles Hawkins during the 1884-1885 session at the University of McGill College and Montreal General Hospital. The first two tickets confirm 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, MD. The third ticket confirms Hawkins's enrolment in a Clinical Surgery course at McGill University, under Roddick's tutelage.

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.

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.

Church programmes

Files contains programmes of the United Church of Canada, Seoul Union Church and St. Andrews United Church.

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.

Dalhousie University No. 7 Stationary Hospital collection

  • MS-13-2
  • Collection
  • 1915 - 1977
Collection consists of a booklet about the history of the No. 7 Stationary Hospital, correspondence of nursing matron Laura Hubley, a book of signatures of the unit's members, and correspondence and a small album containing postcards sent by Sgt. A. Fraser Tupper (who worked with the unit in 1916 and 1917) to his nephew, Ralph Kane.

Canada. Canadian Army Medical Corps. Canadian Stationary Hospital, no. 7

Daniel Finlayson MacInnis fonds

  • MS-13-1
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1952
Fonds consists of twelve student notebooks from medical school, Dalhousie registration cards, transcripts, medical books, examinations, photographs, and Provincial Medical Board papers.

MacInnis, Daniel Finlayson

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

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

Dr. Robert Mitchell's family history

  • MS-13-27, SF Box 65, Folder 9
  • Item
  • 1984
Item features a copy of Dr. Mitchell's 1859 convocation record from the University of Edinburgh.

Mitchell, Robert

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

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

Fourth draft of Atlantic Child Guidance Centre position paper

Item consists of the fourth draft of an Atlantic Child Guidance Centre position paper, dated August 31, 1972, prepared by the Atlantic Child Guidance Centre Policy Committtee (Dr. Alexander Murchison, Dr. G. Gordon, Norris Turner, Paul Norton, Dr. S. Bijoor, and Everett Harris). The item is addressed to "all Atlantic Child Guidance Centre staff for comment" before final submission, and has the goal of ensuring that "adolescents [...] not be forgotten either in terms of bureaucratic strucutre or in terms of submergence in adult designed and orientated programs," and that they "require advocates" to ensure that any public health legislation does not overlook the needs of those who are "underage [... in a] largely adult orientated society."

George and Arthur VanWart fonds

  • MS-13-41
  • Fonds
  • [19--] - [1960]
Fonds consists of medical notebooks, journal articles, an academic calendar, a student handbook, notes, and correspondence.

VanWart, George C.

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."

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.

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

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.

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

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 Alexander Webster fonds

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

Webster, John Alexander

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.

Kenneth Alexander MacKenzie fonds

  • MS-13-23
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1964
Fonds comprises a history of Nova Scotian physicians compiled by Alexander Mackenzie in 1950. There is also a scrapbook, correspondence, papers, published articles, and a history of Camp Hill Hospital in Halifax.

MacKenzie, Kenneth Alexander

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