Fonds MS-13-82 - J. Gordon Duff fonds

Portrait of George A. Burbidge Photograph of George A. Burbidge in a medical sciences classroom Photograph of J. Gordon Duff Callender's favorite compound dentrifice : a fragrant stimulating astringent and disinfectant Callender's favorite compound dentrifice : for cleansing and preserving the teeth The Secrets behind the Old Remedies of West Pubnico Old Fashioned Remedies in New Brunswick A History of Collection of Old Home Remedies and Beliefs about Disease North American Indian Remedies Notes and other material on Canadian pharmacy history Board of directors, Canadian Pharmaceutical Association Chemistry exam Charles Barnstead's handwritten vender's price list Halifax Club of Business and Professional Women Letters, and cards of J. Gordon Duff The Bark: The Countess of Chinchon The Bark: Bagging sun-dried bark The Bark: Stripping bark from fallen tree The Bark: The Count of Chinchon The Bark: Chinchona Officinalis The Bark: Cardinal de Lugo The Bark: Dr. Sydenham The Bark: Pelletier and Caventou The Bark: New Monument to Pelletier and Caventou The Bark: Map of South America districts The Bark: Seedlings of C. Ledgeriana and C. succirubra The Bark: Bud-grafting Ledgeriana and Succirubra The Bark: Cutting bark off trunk Facsimiles of research notes about Apothecaries Hall Correspondence sent to Allison Gallant about the history of Prince Edward Island pharmacies Correspondence sent to Allison Gallant about pharmaceutical history Correspondence between Allison Gallant and J.H. Blanchard Medical history of Prince Edward Island : [manuscript] Early beginnings of the Prince Edward Island Pharmaceutical Association : [manuscript] Index of plants, pharmacy instruments, conferences and other pharmacy related activities Index of pharmacists 1875-1930 Index of certified dispensing clerks 1913 - onward

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J. Gordon Duff fonds

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409 cm of textual records and graphic material
82 photographs

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J. Gordon Duff was a professor emeritus and the first Director of Dalhousie's College of Pharmacy. Born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan, on 3 April 1930, he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BSP in 1953 and an MSc in 1955. In 1958, he received a PhD from the University of Florida. He came to Dalhousie in 1961 as the director of the College of Pharmacy, a position he maintained for eleven years. During his tenure, he played a major role in developing the college's undergraduate program and implementing a research program, MSc, continuing education and clinical pharmacy programs. He retired in 1990 after 29 years of teaching and having earned wide regard across Canada, having served as chair of the Canadian Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties and president of both the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy and the Canadian Academy of the History of Pharmacy. Duff preserved many historical items related to pharmacy and was the primary force behind the establishment of the historical pharmacy at Sherbrooke Village museum, as well as collecting and displaying the archives of the College of Pharmacy. He died in 2014.

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Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by J. Gordon Duff in 1995 and 1996.

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Fonds consists of J. Gordon Duff's professional records, including correspondence, pharmacy history and research materials, photographs, and records of the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University Faculty of Health, and various pharmacy associations.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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See Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professionals fonds (UA-16) for similar types of records.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], J. Gordon Duff fonds, MS-13-82, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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