Fonds MS-13-25 - Lloyd Macpherson fonds

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Lloyd Macpherson fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1941-1967 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual records. - 2 photographs : b&w.

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Biographical history

Dr. Macpherson was born in 1913 in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, educated at Acadia University (B.Sc., 1934), and worked as a Research Fellow at the Banting Institute at the University of Toronto from 1935-1939. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.

In 1940, Dr. Macpherson joined the Canadian Army and served overseas. He retired with the rank of Major, commanding the No. 1 Canadian Chemical War Defence Laboratory as a forensic scientist specializing in guns analysis and was subsequently made a member of the Order of the British Empire.

He moved to Halifax in 1952 and joined the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. He acted as Assistant Dean of Medicine from 1965 to 1966, was later appointed Dean of Medicine in 1971, and served in this capacity until 1976. During his tenure, a concerted effort was made to reform the curriculum.

Dr. Macpherson was awarded an Honorary degree from Acadia in 1973 and from Dalhousie in 1981. He passed away in April of 1988 at age 74.

Custodial history

Materials were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in two accessions. Materials in accession 1992-008 were donated by Roger Crother of Halifax, NS in January 1992. The previous ownership of the materials donated in 1984, in accession 1984-049, is unknown.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, military documentation and memorabilia, clippings, and two photographs of Dr. Macpherson.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.

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