Fonds MS-13-40 - James R. Corston fonds

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James R. Corston fonds

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  • 1892 - 1902 (Creation)
    Corston, James R.

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1 cm of textual records

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James F. Corston was a graduate and later Professor in the Dalhousie Medical School. He was born in Halifax on 12 March 1879, the son of James F. Corston and Nancy McLellan Corston. He received his early education at the Halifax Academy and graduated from Dalhousie with a BA in 1898 and an MD in 1902. He established a medical practice in Halifax, which he maintained until his retirement. He joined the Faculty of Medicine in 1913 as a Lecturer in therapeutics and renal diseases. Corston taught at Dalhousie until 1945, when he retired as Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Medicine. He was also a member of the Dalhousie Board of Governors for many years. After retirement from Dalhousie, he continued to practice as Medical Examiner for United States Immigration in Halifax. He died in Halifax on 17 August 1963.

Custodial history

Records were donated to Dalhousie University Archives in accession (41-75) by Mrs. John Corston in 1975.

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Fonds consists of class registration tickets, examinations, and papers belonging to James Robert Corston while he was a medical student.

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Papers are worn and in a fragile state.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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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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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], James F. Corston fonds, MS-13-40, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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