Fonds MS-13-23 - Kenneth Alexander MacKenzie fonds

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Kenneth Alexander MacKenzie fonds

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MS-13-23

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  • 1929-1964 (Creation)

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21.5 cm of textual records and other material

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(1880-1958)

Biographical history

Kenneth Alexander MacKenzie was a 1903 graduate of Dalhousie Medical School and Professor of Medicine from 1926-1945. He was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, in 1880 and received his early education in Pictou and Springhill before going to Dalhousie. After graduation he practiced briefly in Cape Breton and then took up post-graduate studies in internal medicine in England. During World War One he left his studies to serve with the Dalhousie No. 7 Stationary Unit. After the war he retuned to England before moving back to Halifax. In 1926 Dr. MacKenzie was appointed Professor of Medicine at Dalhousie, a post he held until 1945. He was an active member in several professional associations, including president of the Medical Society of Nova Scotia from 1932-1933. In 1950 he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Dalhousie University. He died on 12 May 1958.

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Records were accessioned by the Dalhousie University Archives in 1984. Custodial history is unknown.

Scope and content

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.

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  • English

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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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See the Archives of the Dalhousie University "Overseas" No. 7 Stationary Hospital and the Samual Balcom fonds for more information on the No. 7 Stationary Hospital.

Materials related to medical history in Nova Scotia can be found throughout the MS-13 Group (Medical Records) and in the Faculty of Health Professions fonds (UA-16).

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Further accruals are not expected.

General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Kenneth Alexander MacKenzie fonds, MS-13-23, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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2003
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