Fonds MS-13-23 - Kenneth Alexander MacKenzie fonds

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Kenneth Alexander MacKenzie fonds

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  • 1929-1964 (Creation)

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21.5 cm of textual records and other material

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Kenneth Alexander MacKenzie was born in Pictou in 1880, received his early education in Pictou and Springhill, and graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1903. After practicing briefly in Cape Breton, he moved to Halifax and later pursued post-graduate studies in internal medicine in England. During the First World War, he left his studies and served with the No. 7 Dalhousie Unit, returning to complete his studies before moving to Halifax after the war. 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 past-president of the Medical Society of Nova Scotia from 1932-1933. Dalhousie University conferred the Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws upon him in 1950. Dr. MacKenzie passed away on May 12, 1958.

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

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Fonds consists of a history of Nova Scotian physicians compiled in 1950. This fonds also contains a scrapbook as well as correspondence, papers, articles, an artifact, and a history of Camp Hill Hospital in Halifax.

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  • English

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

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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).


Further accruals are not expected.

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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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