Fonds MS-13-85, Boxes 1-2; OS Box 2, Folders 21-22 - Norman Barrie Coward fonds

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Norman Barrie Coward fonds

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MS-13-85, Boxes 1-2; OS Box 2, Folders 21-22

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  • 1923-1995 (Creation)
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    Coward, Norman Barrie, Dr., 1905-1997

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30 cm of textual records and other material

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Dr. Norman Barrie Coward was born on August 14, 1905 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. As a child, he was educated privately and later attended the Colchester County Academy in Truro, Nova Scotia. He began studying in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine in 1922, graduating in 1928.

To pursue his interest in specializing in pediatrics, Dr. Coward moved to Toronto to complete a two-year internship at the Hospital for Sick Children and to work as a resident at the Riverdale Infectious Diseases Hospital. He then moved to New York City, where he worked for over a year as chief resident in the Pediatrics Department of Bellevue Medical Centre. Dr. Coward subsequently moved to Great Britain, where he spent twelve months visiting at the children’s hospitals in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Birmingham.

In 1933, Dr. Coward joined Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine as a lecturer and clinical instructor in pediatrics. He was appointed Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatrics in 1958, also serving as Physician-in-Chief at Grace Maternity Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary. In addition, Dr. Coward became Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Children’s Hospital. In 1971, he retired from these positions and continued his work as Medical Director of Halifax’s Hearing and Speech Clinic, which he had also helped found, later retiring in 1995. Dr. Coward passed away on October 16, 1997.

Custodial history

The materials were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in 2006. Prior to that, the records were in the custody of Elizabeth Brown.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, photographs, a plaque, and newspaper clippings.

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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.

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  • English

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