SPECIAL COLLECTION: AUGEN ZEICHNUNGEN, ca 1860-1861
Originals, ca 1860-1861, 17 cm (Acc. 352)
Ophthalmological drawings of diseased eyes, ca 1860-1861.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, 1580-1970
RARE BOOK DEPARTMENT
Originals, ca 1580-ca 1970, 5 m (A.L.S.)
This extensive collection of autograph letters from figures of social, intellectual and political importance in Western Europe and North America includes correspondence from a number of scientists, such as Louis Agassiz, Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday and Thomas Edison as well as medical men such as Sir William Osler and Joseph Lister. Some figures are represented by a small collection of letters, others by a single item. The Autograph Letters have not yet been fully described; researchers wishing to trace correspondence may contact the
Rare Book Department.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: CORRESPONDENCE/AUTOGRAPHS OF NATURALISTS, 17th to 20th CENTURIES
Originals, 17th to 20th centuries, 5.4 m
This collection of letters of naturalists is regarded as valuable
and important because of the subjects discussed and the insight given into the scientific life and character of the writers, their work, and their opinions. Over the course of ten years or more, the library has collected over 25,000 letters and unpublished manuscripts by many prominent zoological writers from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. Included are Bowdler Sharpe, Joseph Grinnell, Alexander Wetmore, Charles Richmond, Clinton Hart Merriam, Elliott Coues, Robert Ridgway, and Casey Wood.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: BETHUNE, NORMAN, 1890-1939
Norman Bethune is best known for his work as surgeon with the Chinese Eighth Route Army in the war with Japan. Educated at the universities of Toronto and Edinburgh, Bethune served as a medical officer in the First World War, held teaching appointments at McGill and served as a surgeon for the Spanish Government, 1936-1937, before going to China.
Originals, Typescripts and Photocpies, 1925-1942, 1970-1974, ca 110 items (Acc. 368, 383, 443, 513, 514 re Papers; 308, 360, 445, 449, 615 re memorabilia; 329, 355, 356, 361, 362, 442, 494, 594, 655 re newspaper clippings)
The collection pertaining to Norman Bethune contains incoming and
outgoing correspondence, including letters between Bethune and Ted Allan, Frances Penny and A.R.E. Coleman, 1925-1942. Also included are some notes and reminiscences by Ted Allan; memorabilia, including photographs and Chinese commemorative stamps; and newspaper clippings relating to Bethune, 1970-1974.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: DARWIN, CHARLES ROBERT, 1809-1882
Charles Darwin, the English naturalist, is the father of modern evolutionary theory.
Originals, ca 1869-1909, 8 cm (Acc. 480)
Papers relating to Charles Darwin include correspondence concerning Darwiniana 1908-1909, a manuscript draft of "Insectivorous plants", signed cheques and photographs. Among correspondents are W.E. Darwin, Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, and Alfred Russell Wallace.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: HUNT, JOHN, fl 1777-1842
John Hunt was a British ornithologist.
Originals, n.d., 2 vols
This collection, "Hunt miscellany", consists of letters from Captain H.S. Gladstone and A.R. Grand concerning Hunt's British Ornithology.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: MEATH HOSPITAL AND COUNTY DUBLIN INFIRMARY, DUBLIN, 1841
Originals, 1841 (Acc 262)
Clinical reports, 1841, attributed to the Meath Hospital.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA, 1901-
The Medical Council of Canada was established in 1901 by an Act of Parliament. Its purpose was to establish uniform professional qualification procedures in all provinces, maintain a register of medical practitioners and set standards for inclusion, establish a board of examiners, facilitate registration of Canadian physicians in the U.K., and promote consistency and cooperation in provincial medical legislation. Its membership is drawn from provincial medical councils, and from the body of practitioners at large.
Originals, Copies, and Printed Materials, 1913-1961, 20 cm (M.G. 4050)
Half of these records consist of printed annual announcements (including Canadian Medical Register) from 1914 to 1961. The remainder consists of a number of files on "old controversies" stripped from the MCC files in 1955 and sent to Dr. D. Sclater Lewis. Some of the controversies concerned a move to amalgamate MCC examinations with final-year university medical examinations, 1941; the status of homeopathic practitioners, 1923-1940; registration in the U.K., 1914-1925; the petition of returning military medical officers to take the MCC licence without examination, 1919; and control of specialists by the MCC, 1934-1935.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: MONTREAL CORONER'S COURT, 1894
Originals, 1894, 108 pp (Acc 248)
Records of medical examinations for the Coroner's Court of Montréal containing autopsy reports, 5 January-24 October, 1894 mainly written by Wyatt Galt Johnston, 1863-1902. Johnston received his M.D.,C.M. from McGill in 1884 and served on the staff of the Faculty of Medicine, 1886-1891, 1893-1903. He specialized in bacteriology and medico-legal pathology.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: ROME, PESTILENCE OF 1656
The plague of 1656 which devastated Naples was less severe in Rome where only some 14,000 deaths were reported. This result was
attributed to the precautions and sanitary measures introduced by
Cardinal Gastaldi. His book "Tractaties de avertenda et profliganda peste politico-legalis" (Bologna, 1684) written on this occasion, is historically one of the most important on the subject of quarantine.
Microfilm (negative), 1656 (Acc. 426, Micro A-106)
Microfilm of a manuscript (Corsiniano no. 171) at the Academia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome entitled "...Memorie diverse appartenenti alle cose di Roma in tempo del male contagioso, sotto il pontificato della sa: me: di PP. Alessandro VII, l'anno MDCLVI...".
Microfilm (positive), 1657 (Acc. 423, Micro A-26)
Microfilm of the Vatican manuscript (Chigiano Cod. E III, 62), "A di 5 maggio 1656. Principio il contagio nella citta di Roma. Come se vede dell'accluso processo, ad app'o. sono gl'ordini a diligentie intorno aociusati; con il numero de casi e mortalita, seguite fino all'anno 1657".
Microfilm (negative), 1656 (Acc. 425, Micro A-100)
Microfilm of Vatican manuscript (Cod. Ottoboniano 2485), "Il contagio si dilata...1656."
ANONYMOUS: EDINBURGH MEDICAL STUDENT, 1812
Originals, 1812, 82 tables (Acc. 538)
Drawings of human bones and muscles from the anatomical tables of
Bernhard Siegfried (1697-1770), by an unnamed medical student at Edinburgh in 1812.
ANONYMOUS: MEDICAL RECIPES, ca 1650
RARE BOOK DEPARTMENT
Originals, mid-17th century, 3 cm (M5.Bd8)
This volume contains medical recipes in Greek. 122 leaves.
ANONYMOUS: MEMORANDUM BOOKS, 1810-1831
Original, ca 1810-1831, 562 pp (Acc. 263)
These memoranda of an unidentified Dutch medical doctor, comprise
definitions of anatomical, medical, botanical, zoological and geographical terms; short biographies of historical and contemporary personnages; and an index. The text is in Dutch, Latin, German, French and English.
ACTUARIOS, JOANNES, fl 1328-1342
Joannes Actuarios was a Byzantine physician who flourished at the
court of Constantinople under Andronicos III Palaeologos, Emperor from 1328 to 1341. Actuarios continued the traditions of the pneumatic school which could be easily harmonized with Christian theology. His treatise on urine is essentially Galenic although it incorporates later work and Actuarios' own ideas.
Copy, 17th century, 378 pp (Acc. 224)
A 17th century copy of a Greek treatise on urology by Actuarios.
ALPHA OMEGA ALPHA (ALPHA OF QUEBEC), 1911-1978
The Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Fraternity was organized at the College of Medicine, University of Illinois, in 1902. In 1934 its name was changed to Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society. The McGill Chapter (Alpha of Québec) was established in 1911. The Society is formed of undergraduate medical students of high scholastic achievement, alumni and faculty members, and honorary members, and its major activity on the local chapter level is attending lecture-discussions on topics of medical interest.
Originals, Copies, and Printed Materials, 1911-1978, 14 cm (M.G. 2023)
The major record of the McGill Chapter's early years is a register containing members' signatures, 1911-1969, and minutes from 1912 to 1932; a second minute book covers the period 1960-1969. Approximately two-thirds of the papers are secretary's files from 1961 to 1978 containing membership lists, correspondence concerning prospective members, circular letters announcing meetings, and correspondence with the headquarters of AOA. There are also receipts for initiation fees from 1954 to 1969.
AMERICAN OSLER SOCIETY, 1970-1981
Typescripts and Photocopies, 1970-1976, 1981, 31 items (Acc. 588, 589, 643)
The records of the American Osler Society include correspondence,
minutes, memoranda, financial reports, membership lists, programmes of annual meetings and its constitution. As of January 1981, the Osler Library is the repository for the archives of the
American Osler Society.
AMERICAN OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 1927
Typescript, 1927, 52 p (Acc. 396)
Typescript of "Otosclerosis; bibliography, 1861-1926," 1927.
ASTRO-METEOROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 1884-1889
Founded in 1884, the Astro-Meteorological Association of Montréal was an amateur scientific society devoted to the study of astronomy and meteorology. The meetings of the association were held at the Fraser Institute. In 1889 the president was Walter H. Smith, a local journalist.
McCORD MUSEUM (Fonds Level Update ENGLISH / FRANÇAIS)
Originals, 1884-1889, 5 cm (M19597)
The records consist of two ledgers which contain lists of members, dues and other accounts, 1884-1889.
ATKINSON, JAMES, 1759-1839
James Atkinson was an English surgeon, bibliographer and portraitist. He was senior surgeon to the York County hospital, and to the Duke of York. In 1834 he published Medical Bibliography.
Originals, Transcripts and Photocopies, 1906-1958, 33 pp (Acc. 8)
Correspondence and notes concerning Atkinson by George A. Auden, James Ramsay, Leslie Cowlishaw, Sir William Osler and William Willoughby Francis; together with a transcript of Atkinson's will.
BABBAGE, CHARLES, 1792-1871
Mathematician Charles Babbage was born near Teignmouth in Devonshire and educated at Cambridge University (B.A. 1814, M.S. 1817). While still a student, Babbage and his friends Herschel and Peacock produced translations and expansions of continental works on calculus which served to spark a mathematical revival in England. As early as 1812, he was developing the idea of calculating mathematical tables using machinery, an enterprise that occupied most of his life. By 1822 he had constructed several prototypes, and received a government grant to pursue his research. Financial and personal disputes brought this work to a halt in 1828, but during the hiatus which followed, Babbage designed an even more sophisticated, flexible machine, 'programmed' by punch cards, with six orders of differences, and printing capacity. Though his concept was acknowledged to be brilliant and workable, Babbage never raised enough money to build the machine.
Babbage was active in the British scientific community, being a member of the Royal Society (1816) and instrumental in organizing
the Astronomical Society, the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Statistical Society of London.
RARE BOOK DEPARTMENT
Originals, 1804-1847, 6 cm (M180.Bd173)
A printed copy of Babbage's autobiographical Passages from the Life of a Philosopher (1864) is interleaved with his letters, 1804-1847, from contemporary scientists, including John Dalton, Michael Faraday, Hans Christian Oersted, Sir George Biddle Airy, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Sir Richard Owen, and H.F. Talbot.
BAGLIVI, GIORGIO, 1668-1707
The Italian Giorgio Baglivi was physician to Pope Innocent XII and professor of anatomy at the Sacred College, Rome. A member of the Iatrophs School which compared parts of the body to small machines, Baglivi proposed that the solid parts of the body were the seat of disease but rejected the theory that the motion of the body was caused by continuous explosions in the muscles.
Originals, Transcripts and Photocopies, 1677-1699, 648 pp (Acc. 435, 7516)
The personal correspondence of Giorgio Baglivi is written in Latin and Italian. The collection includes both incoming and outgoing letters written by Bablivi and his friends. Correspondents include Francesco Redi, Lorenzo Bellini, Marcello Malpighi, Antonio Magliabechi, Paolo V. Segneri, Francesco d'Andrea, Guiseppe del Papa, Giuseppe Lanzoni, Girolamo Baruffaldi, Tommasso Cornelio, Jean Jacques Manget, Daniel LeClerc, Johann Jacob Rau, William Sherard, Raymond de Vieussens,
Archibald Pitcairne, Joseph Guichard Duverney, Michel Angelo Fardella, Dom. Guglielmini, Luca Tozzi, Antonio Pacchioni, Pierre
Sylvain Regis. The collection also includes xerox copies of the letters and transcripts, together with notes by William Willoughby Francis and C.E. Dolman. Also available on microfilm, Micro A-215. The correspondence was published: The Baglivi correspondence from the library of Sir William Osler, ed. Dorothy M. Schullian, Ithaca, New York 1974.
BAKER, EDWARD CHARLES STUART, 1864-1944
Born in England, Edward C.S. Baker received his education at Trinity College, Stratford-on-Avon. He served in the Indian Police, receiving his appointment in 1883, and finally becoming Inspector General of the province of Assam. Baker returned to England in 1912 and was given command of the Port of London Police, remaining in the force until his retirement in 1925. From 1938 to 1939 he served as Mayor of Croyden. His work in ornithology began in India; he contributed to a number of journals, and published monographs in this field. Baker was a member of the British Ornithologists' Union and was made an Honorary Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union in 1920.
Originals, ca 1928, 30 cm
There is a manuscript entitled Fauna of British India, (ca 1928) and a proof copy with annotations of The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma, 1928.
BANKS, SIR JOSEPH, 1743-1820
Explorer and naturalist Sir Joseph Banks was born in London and educated at Harrow, Eton and Oxford. He began collecting plant
and natural history specimens, and made voyages to Newfoundland and Labrador (1766), around the world with James Cook (1768-1771) and to Iceland (1772). He was especially interested in plants having economic value and their introduction into countries. As president of the Royal Society in 1778, he promoted interchange with scientists of other nations. He was knighted in 1795.
Originals and Copies, 1766-ca 1820, 882 pp
This collection contains some of the journals of Sir Joseph Banks recording his various voyages with botanical and zoological comments. Included are The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks, 1768-1771, 2 vols., transcribed from the original by Miss Dawson Turner, ca 1820, 731 pp.; Natural History of Newfoundland, 1766, original manuscript in Latin, 63 pp.; and Voyage to Iceland, 1772, 88 pp.
BARNES, ROBERT, 1817-1907
Robert Barnes was a British obstetric physician who pioneered operative gynaecology. He was the author of Obstetrical Observations (1870) and other works.
Originals, 1844-1854, 28 cm (Acc. 347)
The papers of Robert Barnes include proof copies, two letters and
BASILE, LAZARO, 1708
Originals, 1708, 168 pp (Acc. 238)
These lecture notes were taken by Lazaro Basile of Parete, Naples from lectures of Bernardino Genga on surgery at San Spirito Hospital, Rome, 1708. The Italian title is "Del instituzione chirurgica e Della farmacia chirurgica".
BEAN, WILLIAM BENNETT, 1909-
The American physician W.B. Bean has written on Sir William Osler and edited various texts and journals. His special interests have
included cardiovascular disease, vitamin deficiency, nutrition, rare diseases and moral responsibility in clinical research.
Typescripts and Carbon Copies, 1948-1958, 90 pp (Acc. 557)
Bean's correspondence consists of letters he exchanged with W.W. Francis, together with two poems by W.W. Francis.
BELL, JAMES, 1852-1911
Born in Ontario, James Bell graduated from the Medical Faculty of
McGill in 1877, and immediately joined the staff of the Montreal General Hospital as house surgeon. As surgeon to the 6th Battalion of Fusiliers, Bell saw active service during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885, and was present at the battle of Batoche. He joined the Medical Faculty at McGill as Professor of surgery in 1893, and in 1895 became surgeon-in-chief of the Royal Victoria Hospital.
Originals and Printed Materials, 1885-1911, 2 cm (M.G. 2025)
This material features a small amount of medical papers: a manuscript of Bell's address on the subject of nursing training to the Alumnae Association of the R.V.H. School for Nurses, 1910; a letter introducing Bell to Dr. Viktor Hueter of Marburg, Germany, from Francis Shepherd, 1891; and a laboratory report to Bell from R.F. Ruttan, on kidney stones, 1900. Bell's map of the Riel Rebellion, 1885, is also included. A series of five lectures and papers on intestinal ailments, syphilis, rodent ulcer of the face, cancer of the larynx and kidney disease is supplemented by 19 case reports, 1896-1907, 7 of patients whose primary symptom was abdominal pain, and 12 suffering from sore or swollen throat. The remainder of the papers consist almost entirely of obituary notices, newsclippings and resolutions in memory of Bell and about half a dozen lettes of sympathy, including one from Sir William Osler.
Originals and Photocopies, ca 1877-1923, 33 pp (Acc. 11)
Bell's papers, mostly photocopies, include correspondence, photographs, resolutions and obituary notices.
BELL, JOHN, fl 1844-1878
John Bell, brother of geologist Robert Bell, was born in Toronto, and graduated from McGill in medicine in 1866.
Originals, 1874-1878, 7 cm (M.G. 4032)
Dr. Bell's papers comprise a notebook on medical cases and seven prescription books.
BELL, ROBERT, 1841-1917
Robert Bell was born in Toronto and graduated from McGill in applied science (1861) and medicine (1878). From 1863 to 1867 he taught chemistry and natural science at Queen's University, but it was his connection with the Geological Survey of Canada, one which went back as far as 1857, which dominated his professional life. Bell was responsible for surveys covering northern Québec and Ontario, northern Manitoba, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories. He also took part in expeditions to Hudson's Bay (1884, 1885 and 1897) and Baffinland (1897). He served as director of the Survey from 1901 to 1906. See also Section II. McGill Students; Special Collection: Medical Students' Notes
Originals, 1858-1907, 20 cm (M.G. 2042)
Bell's papers are evenly divided between student notebooks and professional correspondence. The notebooks for his undergraduate courses in mathematics, physical and biological sciences, and engineering cover the period 1858-1861. His correspondence includes letters from John William Dawson, George Mercer Dawson, Archibald Byron Macallum, Henry Taylor Bovey, C.H. McLeod, B.J. Harrington, David Ross McCord, and Major H.H. Lyman, largely on Bell's expeditions and publications, and on the affairs of the Geological Survey and the McGill Graduates' Society, 1898-1907.
BIBLIOTHECA OSLERIANA, ca 700 B.C.-20th CENTURY A.D.
The Bibliotheca Osleriana is Sir William Osler's collection of books and manuscripts which illustrate the history of science and
medicine. Manuscript materials constitute a relatively small portion of this vast collection. Their scope in terms of dates, geographical areas and subjects are inevitably broad, reflecting the collector's intent to cover the whole of the history of medicine (forming the largest section), and the history of science (being only scantily represented). In addition, the collection encompasses to a substantial degree such topics as astrology, alchemy, metaphysics, religious mysticism, prophecy, exorcism, witchcraft, and literary avocations and hobbies of physicians, in keeping with Sir William Osler's personal interests that extended well beyond the strictly scientific sphere. Sir William Osler bequeathed his collection to McGill University, where it was received from Oxford in 1929.
Originals, Transcripts and Translations, ca 700 B.C.- 20th century A.D., ca 80 m (?) (B.O. 53, 97-104, 107, 170, 174, 238, 305, 449-450, 462-465, 278, 480, 723, 888, 896, 905, 909-910, 1114, 1118, 1226, 1267-1268, 1329. 1433, 1446, 1454, 1485, 3585, 4416-4417, 4533-4535, 4589, 4591, 7241, 7506-7515, 7517-7522, 7524, 7526-7588, 7590-7636, 7638-7644, 7646-7668, 7767, 7784: 1-19, 7785: 1-87)
The original arrangement of the collection, as intended by Sir William Osler, is outlined in the Bibliotheca Osleriana printed catalogue. It consists of eight sections. Manuscripts are integrated with books in four sections, as well as having a section of their own. The manuscripts are now kept separately but retain their original numerical sequence, thus preserving the original arrangement. A few manuscripts from this collection have been transferred elsewhere. The following categories constitute the scheme of arrangement:
1. Bibliotheca Prima
This section contains the works of the most outstanding contributors to the evolution of medicine and general science. There are a few manuscripts, ca 700 B.C.-20th century A.D.
2. Bibliotheca Secunda
This section encompasses the works of people who have made a notable contribution to medicine or science, or whose works have some special interest, "but scarcely up to the mark of those in Prima". The manuscript material consists of diplomas, certificates and letters from universities and medical societies conferring degrees or membership upon Sir William Osler, 1872-1920.
3. Bibliotheca Litteraria
This section is devoted to literary works by medical men and books dealing in general with doctors and the profession, as well as medical works by laymen. There is a large collection of material pertaining to Sir Thomas Browne, 1609-1682, including a manuscript copy of his "Religio Medici".
4. Bibliotheca Historica
This section includes retrospective literature on medical men and
5. Bibliotheca Biographica
This section includes the typewritten "Handlist of the Books sent
to Johns Hopkins University", 1922.
The majority of manuscripts are placed in this section, but manuscripts considered by Sir William Osler to have had special significance were placed in Sections I-II and VI. In addition, there is a large collection of Oriental manuscripts donated by Dr. Casey A. Wood in 1927, and manuscript material collected or written by Sir William Osler that was added to the Bibliotheca Osleriana after his death.
The greater part of the original collection of manuscripts is in Latin and English with a selection in French and Italian. The manuscripts in Latin are of English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish origin; while the manuscripts in English are mostly of English origin, with some originating in Scotland and a
few in the United States. The manuscripts cover the following periods: Latin manuscripts, 13th-18th centuries; English manuscripts, 16th-20th centuries; French manuscripts, 17th-19th centuries and Italian manuscripts, 14th-19th centuries. There are also one or two manuscripts in Arabic, Ethiopic, Sinhalese, Spanish and German.
These manuscripts comprise various types including correspondence, diaries, journals, treatises, handbooks, compendia, case reports, lecture notes, textbooks, addresses, notes, essays, literary works, diplomas, licenses, and drawings. Two broad subject categories reappear in the manuscripts of the major language groups, namely, medical and non-medical. The latter includes such topics as alchemy, astrology, witchcraft and the literary works of physicians. There is also a small selection of manuscripts dealing with scientific subjects.
The Oriental manuscript collection consists of nineteen Sinhalese olas of works on Hindu medicine; one Hindustani, two combining Arabic and Persian, twenty-two Arabic and sixty-two Persian medical manuscripts. The Sinhalese olas are arranged numerically; the other manuscripts are integrated alphabetically by titles and numbered consecutively.
Further details of the contents of the collection and the individual items in the Bibliotheca Osleriana may be found in the
published catalogue, Bibliotheca Osleriana, Montréal, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1969, as well as in the card catalogue of the Osler Library.
BOERHAAVE, HERMANN, 1668-1738
The Dutch physician and scientist Hermann Boerhaave was a professor of various disciplines at the University of Leyden. His wide interests included pathology, hygiene, therapeutics and botany. He improved the Leyden botanical gardens, studied the sexuality of plants, disseminated Newtonian science on the continent and wrote standard texts on chemistry and physiology.
Originals, 1711-1726, 336 pp (Acc. 229)
This botanical field note-book, 1711-1726, is partially in Latin and partially in Dutch. It contains systematic flora on alternate leaves.
BOURNE, CHARLES CLAYTON, fl 1933-1964
C.C. Bourne received his B.Sc. from McGill in 1933 and his D.D.S. in 1937.
Typescript, 1964, 39 pp (Acc. 15)
These notes by Bourne cover dental history in Québec from the 16th century to modern times.
BRENNAN, W.A., 1917
Carbon Copy, 1917, 41 pp, 28 cm (Acc. 397)
A typescript of "Acute anterior poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis); references selected from the literature, 1784-1916," by W.A. Brennan, 1917.
BRIGHAM, JOSIAH S., fl 1818-1854
Josiah S. Brigham graduated with an M.D.,C.M. from McGill in 1848.
Originals, 1818-1854, 466 p (Acc. 561)
These papers consist of Brigham's journal containing patients' accounts, 1848-1854, and his supplies' ledger, 1818-1837, listing
various commodities such as flour and butter. The entries were made in Montréal, Philipsburgh, and St Armand.
BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, MONTREAL MEETING 1883-1884
The principal objectives of the British Association for the Advancement of Science were to promote scientific interests and bring together scientists. The first meeting was held in York, England, in 1831.
Originals, 1883-1884, 17 vols
These records pertain to the Association's Montréal meeting in 1884; for which J.W. Dawson was one of the chief organizers. There are 15 volumes of letterbooks, minute books, and notebooks covering all aspects of the organization of the meeting.
BRUERE, ANDREW A., fl 1864-1894
Andrew A. Bruère was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and received his medical training at the University of Edinburgh. He earned his M.B., Ch.B. in 1887, and proceeded to post-graduate study in Paris. He returned to Edinburgh to take his M.D. in 1890. In the same year, Bruère came to Canada, where he served as a pathologist to the Montreal Clinical Society until 1893, and as
professor at Bishop's College Faculty of Medicine. He was director of laboratories (1899-1912) and bacteriologist (1899-1930) at Royal Victory Hospital. In 1906, Bruère joined McGill's Medical Faculty as lecturer in clinical medicine, a post he held until 1915. From 1916 until 1920, he was lecturer in bacteriology, and from 1920 until 1930 Assistant Professor. Bruère lectured in dermatology from 1931 to 1936.
Originals, 1883-1894, 1 cm (M.G. 2026)
Bruère's professional papers contain letters of reference from physicians and medical schools in Edinburgh and Paris, 1888-1894, as well as certificates of merit and attendance cards from the University of Edinburgh and the Faculté de Médecine de Paris, 1883-1887.
BURROUGHS, JOHN, 1837-1921
Born near Roxbury, New York, John Burroughs was an essayist and naturalist. He worked as a teacher, a journalist, and a farmer in his earlier years. He also served for nine years as a clerk in the Treasury Department, Washington, D.C. In 1871 Wake-Robin, the first of his books on birds, flowers, and rural scenes, was published. For the next half a century he wrote from various retreats on nature subjects. He was a prolific writer, some of his chief books being Birds and Poets (1877), Signs and Seasons (1886), and Ways of Nature (1905).
Originals and Typescripts, n.d. and 1911, 743 pp
Various original manuscripts by Burroughs including "The Animal Mind", n.d.; "The Evolution of animal life", n.d.; and "Living matter", n.d. are in this collection.
CAMPBELL, ARCHIBALD DONALD, ca 1887-1961
A.D. Campbell was born in Glencoe, Ontario and received his M.D.,C.M. from McGill in 1911. He served as a medical officer during World War I, and then returned to McGill to become a demonstrator in Anatomy (1920-1927). In 1934, Campbell was appointed head of the Department of Gynaecology at the Montreal General Hospital. He began to teach gynaecology at McGill in 1937. He retired from McGill in 1950.
Originals, Copies and Photographs, ca 1910-1961, 4 cm (M.G. 2027)
Campbell's papers contain some students materials, a small amount of correspondence, and commemorative materials associated with his retirement in 1950 and his 75th birthday in 1961. Student materials consist of mimeographed lecture notes for a course by Dr. J.C. Meakins, with Campbell's handwritten notes. The subjects covered are heart and lung diseases and the nervous system. Correspondence consists of a letter from Lady Drummond offering the services of the Canadian Red Cross Society to Campbell, 1917.
A volume of photographs and biographies of doctors and nurses connected with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Montreal General Hospital, 1883-1950. was assembled by Campbell himself. Also included is 4 cm of correspondence and questionnaires, largely from former interns and residents who had served under Campbell's regime. An album of letters from former colleagues and friends commemorates Campbell's 75th birthday, 1961.
DRUMMOND, WILLIAM HENRY, 1854-1907
Radio Programme, 1974, 4 reels (sound-tapes), approx. 2 hrs. (Acc. 506)
This radio programme on the life of the Canadian poet and doctor William Henry Drummond, 1854-1907, was produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1974, as part of the series entitled "The Bush and the Salon". It was based on an unpublished biography by May Harvey Drummond and produced by Earl Pennington, with script by Robert A. Duncan.
CANADIAN DERMATOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 1924-1972
The Inter-Urban Dermatological Society was formed in 1926 after two years of preparation. In the following year the Society became affiliated with its British counterpart and adopted as its name, the Canadian Branch of the British Association of Dermatology and Syphilology. The present name, Canadian Dermatological Association was adopted in 1946.
Originals, 1924-1972, 43 cm (Acc. 605)
The records of the Canadian Dermatological Association consist of
minutes, correspondence, programmes, lists of members, obituaries and photographs.
CANTERO, ANTONIO, 1902-1976
Antonio Cantero graduated from McGill in medicine in 1927. He was a cancer researcher and was closely associated with the Montreal Cancer Institute and Hôpital Notre-Dame, Montréal.
Originals and Microfilms, ca 1920-1976, 2.7 m (Acc. 598)
The office records of Cantero include correspondence, notes, reports, printed matter, slides, photographs and films pertaining to cancer research.
CARREL, ALEXIS, 1873-1955
The French-born surgeon and physiologist Alexis Carrel worked primarily in the United States. He was particularly interested in the transplantation of organs and in the culturation of tissues.
Originals, 1908, 3 items (Acc. 40)
The correspondence of Alexis Carrel, 1908, consists of letters from Carrel to Harvey Williams Cushing and L. Redford about the transplanting of a dog's leg.
CHAMBERLIN, JOSHUA, 1799-1883
Dr. Joshua Chamberlin was a rural physician who was born in Richmond, Vermont. He moved to Frelighsburg, Québec at an unknown
date and practiced medicine on both sides of the border.
Originals, Printed Materials and Photocopy, 1827-1880's, 6 items (M.G. 3051)
Chamberlain's papers consist of the following: medical certificates, 1827, 1851, 1853, two bound collections of sheet music with annotations, ca 1850; photocopy of a printed letter from Henry Lyman concerning the surgical instruments of Chamberlin, 1880s.
CHOWN, HENRY HAVELOCK, 1859-1944
H.H. Chown was born in Kingston, Ontario and received his medical
training at Queen's University, graduating in 1880. He then went to Manitoba to practice and was on the faculty of the Manitoba Medical College until 1918. He served as Dean from 1901 to 1917 and was instrumental in having the College become the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Manitoba in 1917.
Typescripts, n.d., 2 items (Acc. 37, 38)
Typescripts, of Chown's "Medical men and medicine in early years in Western Canada," and "The Doctors of the first Red River settlers."
COLEBY, H., fl 1876-1881
Originals, 1876-1881, 1184 pp
This collection consists of the following two manuscripts: "A catalogue of British and foreign eggs; with some account of the habits and identification of the birds", and "European birds, to which are added a few African and American species", 1878, 301 pp., into which some letters have been inserted.
COLES, DOROTHY R., fl 1920s
Dorothy R. Coles was a Montréal artist.
Originals and photographs, 1920-ca 1922 (Acc. 609. 610)
There are sketches and photographs and a glass negatives of sketches by Coles of operations on plastic surgery cases at two hospitals, 1920-1921, and sketches for an anatomy class of Dr. John Tate at McGill, ca 1922.
COPE, EDWARD DRINKER, 1840-1897
A native of Philadelphia, Edward D. Cope was a vertebrate paleontologist who discovered approximately a thousand species of
extinct vertebrates in the United States. He served as professor of comparative zoology and botany at Haverford College, Pennsylvania, from 1864 to 1867. After this period, Cope devoted 22 years to exploration and research, mostly discovering and describing extinct fishes, reptiles, and mammals of the Western United States. Later, Cope was Professor of geology and mineralogy from 1889 to 1895 and Professor of zoology and comparative anatomy from 1895 to 1897 at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Original, n.d., 1 item
This is the manuscript of an article entitled "On the classification of the extinct fishes of the lower types", n.d., which was published in Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, (26).
COUCH, JONATHAN, 1789-1870
Born at Polperro, Cornwall, Couch entered the united hospitals of
Guy's and St. Thomas's in 1808 and returned to Polperro in 1810 to serve as village doctor for the next 60 years. He was also a naturalist and corresponded with many leading naturalists.
Originals, ca 1840-1870, 5 unbound vols
This collection consists of the following items: an original unbound manuscript of five descriptive catalogues, ca 1860, mostly on marine life, including whales, fish, and shells, ca 1840-1870; manuscripts notes from "Figures and descriptions of the Palaeozoic fossils of Cornwall, Devon, and West Somerset, 1841"; a manuscript history of Cornish fishes, 1822, entitled "A Natural History of the Fishes that are to be found on the Coasts and in the Rivers of Cornwall".
COUCH, RICHARD QUILLER, 1816-1863
The eldest son of Jonathan Couch, Richard Quiller Couch received a medical education and assisted his father at Polperro, as well as undertaking zoological study. In 1845 he settled at Penzance England as a medical practitioner. He was later recognized as an able zoological observer and for many years was the president of the Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society. From 1848 onwards he was curator of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. Couch produced many papers and reports.
Originals, ca 1850-1860, 1 unbound vol
The original manuscripts of Couch's lectures to natural history and other societies in Cornwall, England, ca 1850-1860 make up this collection.
COUES, ELLIOTT, 1842-1899
An ornithologist who advanced the study and classification of North American birds, Elliott Coues was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He served as an army physician from 1864 to 1881, and as a naturalist for the U.S. Northern Boundary Commission from 1873 to 1876 and for the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories from 1876 to 1880. During that time he published his most valuable studies. His Key to North American Birds, 1872 was the first work of its kind to present a taxonomic classification of birds according to an artificial key. Another important work was A Check List of North American Birds, 1873.
Original, 1874, 1895, 61 pp
This consists of the author's manuscript entitled List of birds of Heligoland, 1895, 25 pp. as well as original proofs of Ornithology of the Prybilov Islands, with notes and corrections by Coues, 1874, 36 pp.
CROOM, SIR JOHN HALLIDAY, 1847-1923
J.H. Croom was an Edinburgh physician and specialist in obstetrics.
Originals, 1888, 636 pp (Acc. 236)
These notes on obstetrics were for lectures delivered by Sir John Halliday Croom at the Faculty of Medicine of Edinburgh University.
CRUTTWELL, ALFRED CECIL, fl 1870-1881
British geologist Alfred Cruttwell published a table of the animal kingdom and a number of studies of Australia.
Originals and Printed Materials, 1870-1873, 6 cm (M.G. 1029)
Cruttwell's two geological notebooks contain addresses delivered by him to the Cardiff Natural History Society and other groups, notes on mineral types and their distribution, particularly in Western Britain, as well as maps and section drawings, notes and clippings.
CUSHING, HARVEY WILLIAMS, 1869-1939
H.W. Cushing, the American neurologist, won the Pulitzer Prize in
1925 for The Life of Sir William Osler.
Originals, Typescripts, Transcripts, Carbon Copies, and Microfilm, ca 1865-1925 (Acc. 234, 235, 348, 417, 455)
The Cushing papers are the materials which H.W. Cushing collected
while researching and writing his biography of Sir William Osler.
They include notes and drafts for the book, correspondence, addresses, articles, diaries, photographs and clippings. The correspondence, both original and transcribed, includes Osler-Cushing letters, 1899-1919, Grace Revere Osler letters, 1895-1920, and letters relating to the publication of the work, 1912-1925. In addition, there are ten reels of microfilm of these papers in the McGill University Archives.
DAWSON, GEORGE MERCER, 1849-1901
The geologist and explorer George Mercer Dawson was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, and moved to Montréal in 1855 when his father, John William Dawson, became Principal of McGill. At the age of eleven, he contracted an illness which resulted in permanent spinal deformity and the stunting of his growth, but he vigorously resisted the role of invalid and completed his education under private tuition. After a year as a partial student at McGill, he enrolled in the Royal School of Mines, London, whence he graduated in 1872 with highest honours and the title of Associate. After a brief period surveying mines in Nova Scotia and teaching chemistry at Morrin College, Québec, he was appointed geologist and botanist to the British North American Boundary Commission, and made his first surveying trip to the Canadian West. His travels were even more extensive after 1875, when he became geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada; they resulted in numerous published reports and articles, primarily on the mineral resources of the Prairies, northern British Columbia and the Yukon, but also on the botany, geography, and ethnography of this region. In 1883, he became assistant-director and, in 1895, Director of the Geological Survey of Canada, which he headed until his death in 1901. He assisted in negotiating treaties affecting natural resources, notably as Commissioner in the Bering Sea seal inquiry of 1891-92, for which work he was awarded the C.M.G. A member of numerous scientific associations, Dawson was President of the Royal Society of Canada in 1893.
Originals, Photocopies, Photographs, Printed Materials, ca 1860-1901, 75 cm (M.G. 1022)
These George Mercer Dawson papers comprise professional, scientific and family correspondence, some scientific manuscripts, drawings and photographs of Western exploration, juvenalia, student materials, and poetry.
His scientific correspondence (c.55-c.56) commences in 1872, but drops off sharply after the early 1880's. The letters, and his occasional draft replies, document the political and administrative fortunes of the Geological Survey, the North American Boundary Commission, and various learned societies. As well, they report on field research, particularly on mineral deposits, arrangements for equipment and assistants for expeditions, and the exchange of specimens. The correspondents include other members of the Survey, government officials, and business concerns, especially railways and mines.
Dawson's scientific manuscripts fall into two groups: notes and reports on Western exploration, geology, mining, and Indians, 1870-1875, and 5 cm of general lectures on physical geography delivered to the Montreal Ladies' Educational Association, 1880. Closely allied to his scientific and exploratory work are an album of photographs taken in western Canada in 1894-95 (c.70), and about 10 cm of pencil sketches, sepias and water colours of landscapes, many produced during exploratory trips in 1873-1874, and 1881 (c.59).
Materials of a more personal nature include juvenalia (short essays, drawings, and two diaries from 1861 and 1865) and 16 lecture and laboratory notebooks from his student years at the Royal School of Mines, 1869-1872, together with pocket diaries, memorandum books, and notes of geological field trips during the same period (c.57-c.59). Dawson also wrote poetry, of which 10 cm of manuscript is extant (c.56), mostly reflections on states of mind, the Canadian landscape and seasons, and the vanity of human society, endeavour and love. There is also a small notebook of poems and reflections during an European trip in 1882 (c.58).
Family correspondence includes 22 letters from his grandfather James Dawson, 1856-1857; 5 cm of letters from J.W. Dawson, 1856-1899; 15 cm from Margaret Mercer Dawson, 1865-1901; 3 cm from Anna Dawson Harrington, 1869-1901; 3 cm from William Bell Dawson, 1865-1899; 2 cm from Rankine Dawson, 1870-1900; and a handful of items from other members of the family.
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Originals, 1873-1899, 80 cm (Large MSS)
These papers primarily concern Dawson's geological interests, and
consist of a diaries and general notebooks, 1873-1899; miscellaneous articles on geological subjects, 1887-1894; papers connected with explorations in the Yukon and with the Boundary Question between Alaska and British Territory and with sealing regulations in the Bering Sea, 1887-1897; correspondence, 1883-1898; and poems.
DICKEY, DONALD RYDER, 1887-1932
A native of Dubuque, Iowa, Donald R. Dickey entered the University of California in 1906. He later went to Yale and graduated with his B.A. in 1910. Dickey became interested in vertebrate zoology and began to collect and study birds and mammals, gathering, in the course of ten years, over 50,000 specimens. He travelled widely, accumulating large collections of
photographs and films of birds and big game. He served as research associate, in vertebrate zoology at the California Institute of Technology from 1926 until his death and was a member of the American Ornithologists' Union. He left several unpublished manuscripts.
Originals and Typescript, n.d., 1916, 1930, 736 pp
There is the original typewritten manuscript of (The) Birds of El Salvador, by Donald R. Dickey and A.J. Van Rossem, (n.d.), 736 pp. Also included are the originals of two articles, "The Shadow-Box in Pipito", 1916, and "A New Clappa Rail from Sonora", 1930, both by Dickey.
DITMARS, RAYMOND, 1876-1942
Printed and Originals, 1936, 4 cm
A heavily annotated author's text of Reptiles of North America, 1936.
DONALD, JAMES RICHARDSON, 1891-
Born in Montréal, J.R. Donald graduated with a double degree in Arts and Applied Science from McGill in 1913. He joined his father's firm J.T. Donald and Co., of which he later became president. During World War II, Donald was director of the Chemicals and Explosives Production Branch of the Department of Munitions and Supply, and was one of the original members of the Joint War Production Board of the U.S. and Canada set up by the Hyde Park Agreement. For these services he was awarded an O.B.E. in 1943. Particularly knowledgeable on the subject of regional economic development in relation to chemical and mineral industries, Donald was special consultant to the Federal government on Cape Breton mines in 1965-1966. He was awarded the Chemical Industry Medal in 1951 and the Montreal Medal of the Chemical Institute of Canada in 1952.
For a short history of J.T. Donald and Company, see section V. Business and Economy.
Originals and Printed Materials, 1910-1962, 70 cm (M.G. 2043)
About half of Donald's papers consist of diaries giving brief daily records of his professional and sometimes personal activities from 1918 to 1981. The remaining files fall into two series. Essays and addresses, 1919-1962, largely on economic aspects of the chemical industry, were addressed to professional organizations and commercial bodies such as the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Chemical Association, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and the Industrial Development Board of Manitoba. More informal speeches include a radio talk on jobs in the chemical industry, 1938. Personal materials comprise some family, legal and investment records, 1940-1952, and undergraduate essay on medieval universities, 1910, correspondence related to an annuity fund set up by Donald for Jessie Henderson, secretary and librarian of McGill's Chemistry Department (1946-1961), and a file of press releases and congratulatory letters on Donald's receipt of the Chemical Industry Medal, 1952-1953.
DRAYTON, GEORGE BOX, 1784-1857
Originals, 1802-1840, 360 pp (Acc. 287)
This notebook of G.B. Drayton contains case-records, autopsies, prescriptions, lecture notes and personal memoranda.
DRUMMOND, GEORGE, fl 1821-1826
Originals, 1821-1826, 17 items (Acc. 161)
These documents relate to George Drummond's medical education in Edinburgh, 1821-1826.
ELGIN, JAMES BRUCE, EARL OF, 1811-1863
The Earl of Elgin was Governor-General of British North America, 1847-1854. Michael McCulloch was awarded an honorary M.D.,C.M. by
McGill in 1843.
Originals, 1849-1851, 3 items (Acc. 29)
Correspondence of James Bruce, Eighth Earl of Elgin, with Dr. Michael McCulloch and his secretary concerning his wife's confinements.
ELIZABETH, LANDGRAVINE OF HESSE-HOMBURG, 1770-1840
Princess Elizabeth, a daughter of King George III, married the Hereditary Landgrave of Hesse-Homberg, Frederick Joseph Louis, in
1818. She was noted for her philantropy.
Originals, 1808, 3 items (Acc. 28)
Correspondence of Elizabeth, Landgravine of Hesse Hornburg with Dr. William George Maton, 1808.
EVANS, GRIFFITH, 1835-1935
Griffith Evans was born in India, received his medical training at McGill graduating in 1864 and trained as a veterinarian in London. He served with the Royal Army Veterinarian Department both in England and India until 1890. He discovered the cause of surra, a disease fatal to horses and camels.
Originals and Typescripts, 1861-1935, 29 cm (Acc. 237, 374)
The papers of Griffith Evans include correspondence, extracts from his journal and photographs. His journal deals partly with body snatching at McGill, while the photographs relate chiefly to the famine in Mysore in 1879, and to tiger-hunting, 1879-1883.
EVANS, JOHN HOWELL, 1870-1962
J.H. Evans, an Oxford trained physician, gathered a collection of medical engravings which is now housed in the Osler Library.
Originals and Reprints, n.d. (Acc. 214, 306)
These papers, clippings, and reprints are associated with the Evans collection of portraits and pathological illustrations.
FOTHERGILL, CHARLES, 1782-1840
C. Fothergill was a journalist, printer and naturalist.
Original, 1830, 96 pp
This consists of a manuscript of "An essay descriptive of the quadrupeds of British North America; with their generic and specific characters, modes of life, and the uses to which they can be applied," 1830.
FRANCIS, WILLIAM WILLOUGHBY, 1878-1959
W.W. Francis, second cousin of Sir William Osler and for forty years curator of his library, was born in Montréal. After earning his B.A. (1898) and M.D. (1902) degrees from Johns Hopkins, he interned at Royal Victoria Hospital and undertook postgraduate study in England and the Continent. He opened a practice in Montréal in 1906, but was forced to abandon it in 1912 due to poor health. He undertook instead to edit the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and in 1915 joined the staff of the No.3 Canadian General Hospital in France as Registrar. When Osler died in 1919 he left his library to McGill and appointed Francis as curator. Francis organized the transportation of the library to Canada in 1929, and edited the Bibliotheca Osleriana catalogue.
Originals, Photocopies, Photographs and Printed Materials, 1929-1959, 1.5 m (Acc. 233, 342, 381, 549)
The bulk of Francis' papers is correspondence, largely concerning
reference questions directed to the Osler Library. Background material for his article "Margaret Charlton and the early days of the Medical Library Association", Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 25 (1936), includes letters from Charlton's relatives, photographs, and clippings. Showman's Patter is a typescript of talks by Francis on books and other materials in the Osler Library.
FREDERICK II, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, 1194-1250
Copies, ca 1930s, 30 cm
This collection consits of photograph copies of manuscripts of de arte venandi cum avibus in the Vatican, Geneva, Rennes and other European repositories. There are also French and English translations.
GARDNER, WILLIAM, fl 1866-1910
A graduate of McGill University (M.D.,C.M., 1866), William Gardner was born at St. Louis de Gonzague, Québec. He joined the staff of the Bishop's College School of Medicine in 1871. In 1881
he began his work in gynaecology at the Montreal General Hospital
and in 1883 he became Professor of gynaecology at McGill. He joined the staff of the Royal Victoria Hospital in 1893. He retired in 1910.
Originals, 1898-1900; 1 cm (M.G. 2029)
This collection consists of incoming correspondence concerning some of Gardner's patients, 1898-1900.
GIBB, SIR GEORGE DUNCAN, 1821-1876
G.D. Gibb was born in Montréal and graduated in medicine from McGill in 1846. He practiced in London and was the author of many books and articles on diseases of the throat.
Originals, 1863-1870, 23 cm (Acc. 429)
These are Gibb's medical case books, 1863-1870.
GIBSON, THOMAS, 1865-1941
Thomas Gibson was born in Ireland but received his medical training at Edinburgh. In 1895 he came to Canada as medical A.D.C. to the Governor-General, Lord Aberdeen. He set up practice in Ottawa and was medical attendant to four successive Governors-General. In 1924 he accepted the Douglas Chair of Therapeutics and Pharmacology at Queen's Unviersity, Kingston. Gibson was known not only for his teaching but also for his historical writings on medical subjects.
Originals, ca 1930 (Acc. 51)
Translations of extracts, mainly of case reports, from Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne's "Opera medica...ed. et cura Josephi Browne... 1700," by Thomas Gibson, ca 1930 together with obituary notices of the translator.
GOLDMAN, SOLOMON E., 1899-
S.E. Goldman graduated in medicine from McGill in 1922.
Typescripts, 1952, 710 pp (Acc. 628)
These case histories of Goldman were submitted to the American College of Surgeons, 1952, and include drawings and photographs.
GOULD, JOHN, 1804-1881
A native of Dorset, England, John Gould was an ornithologist. In 1827 he became taxidermist to the Zoological Society of London. Gould produced many folio volumes, the first of which was entitled A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains (1831-1832). Gould became known for his large, lavishly illustrated volumes on birds. In 1843 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
Originals, 1840-ca 1844, 511 pp
The collection includes the original manuscript of a paper read before the British Association meeting in 1844 entitled "On the sub-family Odortophorinae, or partridges of America", 1844, 451 pp. As well, there is a manuscript on "Birds of Asia", 1840-1843, accompanied by an ornithological list, probably by Captain Boys.
GREGORY, JAMES, 1753-1821
James Gregory was a professor of medicine at Edinburgh who became involved in violent controversies with fellow physicians and was suspended from the Edinburgh College of Physicians in 1808.
Originals, 1780-1813 (Acc. 21, 239, 240, 285)
The papers of James Gregory consist of case reports, a conspectus, lectures and a letter. Notable items include clinical case reports of Gregory and Dr. Francis Home, 1780-1782; clinical lectures of Gregory given at the University of Edinburgh, 1793-1794; and Conspectus by Gregory, translated by A.J. Christie, 1813.
GRUNER, OSKAR CAMERON, 1877-
O.C. Gruner was a member of the Pathology Department of the McGill Medical Faculty from 1910 to 1914.
Originals and Typescripts, 1929-1950 (Acc. 241, 304, 392)
The collection includes papers relating to cancer research, 1932-1946; an address, 1950; Gruner's translation of "I tung cheng mo: ch'uan shu" (A Chinese work on the pulse), ca 1932; and the vocabulary index, 1929, to his translation of Avicenna's" Canon of medicine," vol. 2
GUADAGNI, GIUSEPPE, fl 1800
Originals, 1800, 148 pp (Acc. 242)
Notes in Italian on medicine and toxicology, ca 1800.
HACKETT, FRANCIS JAMES, 1862-1942
F.J. Hackett was born in Milton, Québec, and received his medical
training at Bishop's College Medical School. He taught anatomy at Bishops's, and was a staff member at St. Jean de Dieu Hospital for many years. Hackett was closely associated with the foundation of the Western Hospital, and was secretary of the medical board. In addition, he was a consultant at St. Mary's Hospital.
Originals and Printed Materials, 1901-1920, 1 cm (M.G. 3098)
These papers contain a list of lectures delivered by Drs. Hackett and Rollo Campbell at Bishop's, 1901-1902, a letter from Dr. G.W. Campbell declining an invitation to a Bishop's Graduates' Society meeting, 1902, and an undated manuscript list of physicans. The remainder of these papers are printed materials: newspaper obituaries of medical men, 1911, 1922, a programme for the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association, 1911 and menus.
HAMILTON, J. fl 1802-1808
This may be James H. Hamilton Jr. an Edinburgh-trained doctor who specialized in children's and women's diseases. He died in 1839
Originals, 1802-1808? (Acc. 351)
Notes taken from lectures of Hamilton on childbirth and diseases of women, 1802-1808.
HARKNESS, JAMES, fl 1888-1893
James Harkness was appointed Redpath Professor of Pure Mathematics in 1903. He also served as chairman of the Committee on Graduate Studies and as Acting Dean of Arts, 1921-1923.
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Originals and Copies, ca 1888-1893, 1400 pp (New MSS)
These are notes taken by Harkness of lectures given by two German
mathematicians, Christian Felix Klein (1849-1925) and Karl T.W. Weierstrass (1815-1897). They are in both German and English. The notes of a lecture series Klein gave at Gottingen in 1888 are titled "Ausgewalte kapital der theore der abelschen functionen". Those of Klein's lectures on hyperelliptic functions are an English translation of notes taken by Harkness. There are also notes of lectures by Weierstrass on hyperelliptic functions. These notes are in both German and English.
HEARD, ROBERT D.H., fl 1933-1956
R.D.H. Heard was Assistant Professor of biochemistry, from 1942 to 1944, and Associate Professor from 1945 to 1956.
Originals, 1933, 100 p (Acc. 567)
This laboratory notebook of R.D.H. Heard was apparently used by him at the University of Toronto during his attempts to synthesize adrenaline and adrenaline-like substances.
HESSE, ERICH KARL, fl 1927
Typescript, 1927, 259 pp
This is a typed manuscript by Hesse entitled "Bernhard Hantzsch's
ornithological results in Baffinland", including a bibliography and additional notes on Hantzsch's life and work; it was translated from the German by M.B.A. Anderson and R.M. Anderson in 1927.
HOPITAL DU SACRE-COEUR POUR LES TUBERCULEUX ET LES INCURABLES, 1936, CARTIERVILLE, QUEBEC
Motion Picture, 1936, 16 mm (colour) (Acc. 644)
This colour film depicts lobectomies and bronchoscopies performed
by Dr. Maurice Bonnier and Dr. Deshaies at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur pour les tuberculeux et les incurables, Cartierville,
HOWELL, WILLIAM BOYMAN, 1873-1947
William B. Howell was born in England and educated there and in Montréal, where he received his M.D.,C.M. from McGill in 1896. He practiced in Montréal, and during the First World War worked overseas with the Field Ambulance Service. In 1918, he was appointed as the first full-time anaesthetist to the Royal Victoria Hospital. Howell retired to England in 1937, where he pursued his avocation in literature and history. He was the author of a history of medicine in Canada (1933), and of a biography of Dr. F.J. Shepherd.
Originals and Copies, 1931-1934, 4 cm (M.G. 4017)
Howell's papers consist of original memoires, and copies of memoires, which he solicited as source material for his F.J. Sherpherd, surgeon: his Life and Times, as well as correspondence concerning research for the book.
Originals and Typescripts, 1937-1947 (Acc. 74, 79, 294)
The W.B. Howell collection consists of correspondence and his poems, "Mostly venom", 1937. The correspondence includes letters to Charles Ferdinand Martin and Frederick Thomas Tooke, 1941-1947.
HUNT, THOMAS STERRY, 1826-1892
Geochemist Thomas Sterry Hunt was born in Norwich, Connecticut, and educated at Yale. In 1846 Hunt, then an employee of the Vermont Geological Survey, was hired by William Logan as a chemist for the Geological Survey of Canada. While at the survey, he undertook routine tasks of field exploration, chemical analysis of minerals, mining surveys, and administration. From his empirical laboratory experience he developed an interest in theoretical problems, which eventually produced the totally chemistry-based geology of his revolutionary "Report on the Chemistry of the Earth" (1870). Hunt's prolific publishing, as well as his important discoveries on petroleum and the chemistry of crystalline rocks, earned him an international reputation.
In 1872, unsatisfied with the new administration of the Geological Survey, Hunt departed for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He stayed there only until 1878, for though he had taught at Laval (1856-1863) and McGill (1862-1868), he did not enjoy educational work. Hunt never again found a truly remunerative or satisfying position. However, he remained a very active member of numerous scientific organizations, including the Royal Society of Canada, of which he was president in 1884, continued to publish, and revisited Canada frequently.
Originals, Printed Materials, 1845-1891, 60 cm (M.G. 2045)
The bulk of the Hunt papers consists of scientific correspondence, with a fairly large component of notes on scientific subjects. Most of the material dates from after Hunt's departure for the United States.
With the exception of a letter of appointment to the Geological Survey of Vermont in 1845, all Hunt's correspondence (incoming, with copies of some outgoing) dates from the period 1863-1891, with the majority of items from the 1880s. There are a few letters of a social or personal nature, but most concern scientific matters: geological and chemical research problems, exchange of specimens, Hunt's theories and the controversies they stirred, his publications, negotiations for patents on some of his discoveries, the business of various scientific societies, and in particular the organization of the Geological Congress. Amongst his correspondents were James D. Dana (with whom he engaged in a heated quarrel over scientific theory), James Hall, Persifor Frazer, J.W. Dawson, and various members of the Geological Survey of Canada, such as G.M. Dawson, Robert Bell, Henry Y. Hind, and George Iles.
Hunt's scientific notes mostly deal with special topics in chemistry, geology, mineralogy, railways, coal products and the controversy with Dana. There are also reading notes for geological texts, lecture notes for courses in geology, 1876, and chemistry, and indexes, apparently for Hunt's books. A manuscript on "Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography: an episode in its history", notes for a lecture on "People I have met", and sketches of family history represent Hunt's wider interests. There are also clippings of reviews of books and lectures by Hunt, biographical notices, reports on scientific themes and institutions, and news of the Geological Survey.
HYATT, fl 1845-1887
This is perhaps Dr. W.B. Hyatt of Marshallville, Ohio who received his M.D. from Western Reserve University in 1852.
Originals, 1845-1887, 212 pp (Acc. 245)
Prescription book, 1845-1887.
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE EN EXPLORATION MINERALE/MINERAL EXPLORATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE, 1973-
The Institut de Recherche en Exploration Minérale/Mineral Exploration Reseach Institute was incorporated in 1973. Its purpose is to encourage through research programmes the growth and study of the mineral industry in Canada. Among the founders of the Institute were W.F. Hitschfeld, then Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at McGill, and Wallace H. MacLean of McGill's Department of Geology.
Photocopies, 1973, 1980, .5 cm (M.G. 3087)
These records consist of photocopies of a few records, namely the constitution, 1973, committee minutes, 1980, and a reseach project application, 1980.
JERDON, THOMAS CLAVERHILL, 1811-1872
Born in Durham, England, Thomas Claverhill Jerdon entered the University of Edinburgh in 1828. He undertook medical studies and
later obtained an appointment as assistant-surgeon in the East India Company. He had both zoological and botanical interests and
produced papers on these areas in India.
Originals, 1862-1864, 25 cm
This copy of Jerdon's "Birds of India" contains many additional annotations, drawings, supplementary notes and some occasional interleaved correspondence of H.H. Godwin Austen.
JOHNSON, WILLIAM ARTHUR, 1816-1880
William Arthur Johnson was born in Bombay and had the Duke of Wellington as godfather. Although intended for the army, Johnson, after migrating to Upper Canada in 1831, entered the Anglican church. He was for a while curate to Archdeacon A.N. Bethune at Cobourg. However, his tractarian tendencies made him unpopular and he was made rector of St. Philip's, Etobicoke, a remote village across the river from Weston. There he established a school which was to become Trinity College School. Among Johnson's pupils was William Osler.
Originals and Microfilm, 1864-1871, 1914-1919 (Acc. 421, 432, 535, Micro A-340)
This collection contains originals and microfilm copies of sketchbooks of Johnson, 1864-1871. The sketchbooks depict plants, animals, birds, insects and microscopic views, including descriptions, places and dates of provenance. The collection also contains microfilm copies of the correspondence of Geoffrey Keynes, 1914-1919.
JONES, ROBERT, fl 1786-1808
This Robert Jones was very possibly a doctor who practiced in Montréal in the 1780s.
Copy, n.d., 50 pp (Acc. 250)
A 19th or 20th century manuscript copy of Robert Jones' "Remarks on the distemper..." printed by Fleury Mesplet.
KIBRE, ADELE, COLLECTION, 1935
This collection consists of photocopies of early medieval manuscripts mostly depictions of birds.
LAHIRE, GABRIEL PHILIPPE DE, 1640-1718
Philippe de Lahire est né à Paris. Même s'il fut cartographe, il doit surtout sa réputation à ses travaux en mathématiques avec la publication en 1673 de sa Nouvelle Méthode de Géométrie pour les sections de superficies coniques et cylindriques. Elu à l'Académie des Sciences en 1678, il rédigea plus de 80 traités, surtout sur les sections de courbe et de cône. Lahire enseigna également au Collège Royal de France et à l'Académie de l'Architecture.
RARE BOOK DEPARTMENT
Original, 1694, 4 cm (M13.Bd23)
Manuscrit des Mémoires de mathématique et de physique contenant un traité des epicycloides (publié à Paris en 1674) et illustré de diagrammes mathématiques.
LAMARCK, JEAN BAPTISTE PIERRE ANTOINE DE MONET DE, 1744-1829
Considéré comme le fondateur de la zoologie moderne des invertébrés, Lamarck fit de nombreux travaux sur les investébrés vivants et fossiles. Naturaliste français, il fut l'un des premiers à utiliser le concept de l'évolution et popularisa l'utilisation du mot biologie.
Photocopie, 1801, 178 pp, 29 cm (Acc. 398)
Photocopie du manuscrit inédit de Jean Lamarck de 1801 portant sur l'anatomie comparative. L'original est au Musée Agassiz à Harvard University.
Leiu-Keng-Wang, a barefoot doctor, worked with Dr. Norman Bethune in Yenan, China.
Sound-tape, 1974, 1 cassette, 1 hour (Acc. 570)
An interview by Jean Morrison, 30 May 1974 with Leiu-Keng-Wang.
LEWIS, D. SCLATER, 1886-1976
Sclater Lewis was born in Montréal and educated at McGill, where he received his B.Sc. (1907), M.Sc. (1908) and M.D.,C.M. (1912). He taught briefly at Johns Hopkins Medical School, and joined the
Canadian Army Medical Corps at the outbreak of World War I, rising to the rank of major. After the war he joined the Medical Faculty at McGill as demonstrator in medicine and lecturer in clinical therapeutics. He became Assistant Professor in 1924, Associate Professor in 1939 and Professor in 1949. Throughout this period he was a physician at Royal Victoria Hospital, and acting physician-in-chief from 1943 to 1944. Lewis was president of a number of medical and medical-historical societies, and author of histories of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and of Royal Victoria Hospital.
Originals Copies, Photocopies, Photographs and Printed Materials,
ca 1983-1971, 6 cm (M.G. 2030)
Lewis' papers consist of a few scattered items apparently assembled as part of his research for Royal Victoria Hospital 1887-1949, Montreal, McGill University Press, 1969. Newspaper clippings, 1932-1964, deal with Montréal and R.V.H. history. Lewis' correspondence, 1965-1971, with the Dominion Archivist, the McGill Archives, Dr. John Cleland, Mrs. Ellen Scrimger and others discusses various historical materials connected with the hospital. Also includes notes on material in the R.V.H. archives, some hospital newsletters and photographs, and a few reprints and addresses.
Originals, 1904-1977, 21 cm (Acc. 577)
Lewis' papers comprise correspondence, lecture notes, and notes for addresses and published papers. Apart from drugs and therapeutics, the topics covered are largely historical, and include the Canadian Army Medical Museum, the McGill medical class of 1912, and John McCrae.
LICKBARROW, ROGER, fl 1746
Copy, ca 1746, 169 pp (Acc. 251)
Copy entitled "Practical physick for all diseases," of notes and prescriptions, apparently from a notebook compiled by Roger Lickbarrow.
LILFORD, THOMAS LITTLETON POWYS, BARON, 1833-1896
Born in London, England, Lord Lilford was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. He was an ornithologist of some fame and travelled thoughout Europe undertaking studies of birds. He was a member of the British Ornithologists' Union.
Originals, 1887-1896, 4 vols
These 348 autograph letters from Lilford to Mr. Matthew concern birds, 1887-1896.
LISTER, JOSEPH, BARON, 1827-1912
Joseph Lister, a British surgeon and biologist, was the founder of aseptic surgery and the first person to isolate pure culture bacteria. His long academic career culminated with an appointment as sergeant-surgeon to Queen Victoria in 1878. Lister was president of the Royal Society, 1895-1900, and raised to the peerage in 1897 as Baron Lister of Lyme Regis.
Originals, 1868, 1897-1911, 19 cm (Acc. 65, 252)
This collection contains mainly outgoing correspondence of Joseph
Lister. His correspondents include Archibald Edward Malloch, 1868, 1897-1911, William Osler, 1906-1908, and A. Vogue, 1868, 1901.
LIVINGSTON, GERTRUDE ELIZABETH ("NORA"), 1847-1927
Born in Sault Ste-Marie, Michigan of English parents, Nora Livingston moved to Como, Québec when she was a child. She went back to the United States to study nursing and graduated from the
New York Hospital's Training School for Nurses. In 1890, she became the Lady Superintendent of the Montreal General Hospital and was the founder and director of the hospital's training school for nurses. Due to illness, she resigned from her position in 1919.
Printed Material, 1890, 2.5 cm (M.G. 3099)
Annotated copy of Clara S. Week's A Textbook of Nursing, 1890.
LOGAN, WILLIAM EDMOND, 1798-1875
William Logan, geologist and first director of the Geological Survey of Canada, was born in Montréal and educated there under Alexander Skakel, and briefly at the University of Edinburgh. For a while, he worked in London for the firm of his uncle, Hart Logan; however, he discovered his true geological metier when he drew some exceptionally accurate maps of the coal seams of South Wales, while employed there as a mine manager. His cartographical work won him a reputation with the British scientific community which secured his appointment as director of the Geological Survey of Canada in 1842. Logan's task as director was at once scientific and political. The survey's continued existence depended on public and governmental appreciation, not of scientific research, but of discoveries of potential mineral resources, as well as skilfull public relations through annual reports and exhibitions. Logan particularly excelled at the latter, and his displays of mineral specimens won prizes for Canada at numerous international expositions in the 1850s and 1860s. Meanwhile, Logan continued his field research and mapping with professional assistance from his subordinates Alexander Murray (cartography), Robert Bell and Thomas Sterry Hunt (chemistry) and Elkanah Billings (palaeontology). Logan was the first native Canadian to be elected to the Royal Society (1851), and he was knighted in 1856. He endowed a chair and medal at McGill, where his friend J.W. Dawson was Principal. He retired from the Survey in 1869, and died in Wales in 1875.
Originals, 1772-1884, 1 m (M.G. 2046)
Virtually all the Logan papers concern his scientific work. A small percentage relates to the affairs of his family, and to memorials to Logan after his death.
The great majority of the papers consists of scientific correspondence from about 1820 to 1874, but mostly for the years following his appointment to the Survey in 1842. The letters deal with the collection, exchange and description of geological specimens, expeditions under the aegis of the survey, problems of research and scientific interpretation, scientific meetings, and visits by scientists. The number of correspondents, both individuals and learned societies, is very large, but the most substantial bodies of letters are from J.W. Dawson, geologist and Principal of McGill University, James Hall, palaeontologist of the New York Geological Survey, Alexander Murray, Logan's chief assistant, and James Lowe of Grenville, Québec, who supplied Logan with specimens and appears to have been casually employed by him on surveying jobs and field trips. Other correspondents include Sanford Fleming, E.D. Ashe of the Québec Observatory, Thomas Sterry Hunt, and R.I. Murchison of the Geographical Society of Great Britain. Some letters pertain to political or social affairs, but usually in close connection with the scientific work of Logan or the Survey. These files contain copies of some of Logan's outgoing letters, as well as some letters addressed to other individuals, generally his assistants.
Other scientific papers consist of field trip records (a journal kept during an expedition in 1845, a weather table kept on Lake Superior in the winter of 1846-1847, work records and astronomical readings for surveying projects, notes on mineral deposits, and lists of specimens), manuscripts of three scientific papers, as well as "Observations on the proposed Geological Survey", and manuscript and printed maps and geological schemata, including some by Logan of the Bay of Fundy, Labrador, and Hamilton, Ontario regions. Manuscript catalogues of specimens were prepared by Logan for the Paris Exhibitions of 1855 and 1867.
Official reports include Logan's annual reports for 1842-1844, an
overview of the work of the Geological Survey, 1866, two reports by Logan on prospects for mining on the north shore of Lake Superior, 1846, 1847, and one on mineral deposits around Rivière du Loup, 1853, as well as Logan's copy of his proposed Geological Survey Bill, 1844, and some copies of reports on mining and cartography prepared by others.
Logan's financial records include expense accounts for Geological Survey expeditions, as well as other professional expenditures, such as books. His private and family life is reflected by a very brief diary of an Atlantic crossing in 1856, letters to and from his brothers James and Henry, his father, his uncle Hart Logan, and Hart Logan's partner John Fleming, covering the years 1772-1856. There are also baptismal and burial certificates, and legal documents, particularly bills of sale pertaining to James Logan's farm. Memorials to Logan after his death include J.W. Dawson's correspondence concerning the Logan Memorial Fund and Collection, 1881, and a manuscript biography by Alexander Murray.
There is a chronological and author/recipient index to these papers.
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Originals, 1837-1871, 4.5 cm (New MSS)
These Logan papers consist of correspondence, 1837-1871; notices of admission to scientific and historical societies, 1842-1867; a history of the geological survey 1850; a report on mining locations addressed to B. Papineau, 1847; and correspondence with Robert Bell, 1861-1874.
McCRAE, THOMAS, 1870-1935
Thomas McCrae was born in Guelph Ontario in 1870 and received his
medical training at the University of Toronto. McCrae was closely associated with Sir William Osler in Baltimore and published works jointly with him and edited revised editions of some of Osler's works.
Originals, 1897-1904, 132 pp (Acc. 256)
These notes of Thomas McCrae were taken between 1897 and 1904 at William Osler's clinics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
McGILL PHYSICAL SOCIETY, 1897-1959
The McGill Physical Society was founded in 1897 as a means of bringing members of the teaching staff together to discuss problems in physics. Many important scientists were members of the Society, including Ernest Rutherford, A.S. Eve, H.T. Barnes, Frederick Soddy and H.A. Wilson, and many valuable contributions to science in the forms of reports and paper were given by members before the Society.
Originals, Microfilm, 1897-1959, 30 cm, 2 reels (M.G. 1051)
This collection consists of the seven original volumes of the minute books and two reels of microfilm of the records of the McGill Physical Society, 1897-1959. The minutes give brief summaries of addresses and demonstrations given at meetings. Of particular interest are the passages relating to experiments of Rutherford and Soddy.
McGREGOR, RICHARD CRITTENDEN, 1871-1936
For nearly thirty years, Richard C. McGregor was editor of the Philippine Journal of Science, having arrived in the Philippines in 1901. He started as an entomologist, but subsequently became well-known for his work on Philippine birds, of which he published a check-list. At the time of his death he was chief of the Division of Publications and Agriculture of the Islands.
Originals, 1921-1929, 50 cm
This collection primarily consists of proofs of McGregor's book Philippine Birds for Boys and Girls, 1921, as well as incoming correspondence while he was at the Bureau of Science, Manila, Philippine Islands, and as associate editor of the Philippine Journal of Science, 1927-1929. See also Section IV. Medicine and Science, Philippine Journal of Science.
McKEE, SAMUEL HANFORD, 1875-1943
Samuel Hanford McKee was born in Fredericton, N.B. and received his B.A. from the University of New Brunswick in 1896. He graduated M.D.,C.M. from McGill in 1900. McKee's special interest was ophtalmology and he was awarded the C.M.G. for distinguished service in the field during the First World War. Until he resigned in 1943, he was Clinical Professor of ophtalmology at McGill from 1928, Director of the Department of Ophtalmology at the Montreal General Hospital from 1931 and chairman of the Hospital's Medical Board from 1938.
Originals, 1916-1923 (Acc. 344, 353)
The papers of S.H. McKee consist of the original plates for his article "War lesions of the fundus", 1923, and a collection of 33 hand illustrated case histories of injuries to the eye, during World War I.
McKEOWN, THOMAS, 1912-
Thomas McKeown gained his B.A. from the University of British Columbia and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from McGill in 1935. A Rhodes Scholar, McKeown gained his medical training in England. He was Professor of social medicine, 1945-1977 and Pro-Vice-Chancellor 1974-1977, at the University of Birmingham.
Audio-tape, 1979, 1 cassette (Acc. 630)
This lecture by Thomas McKeown, 1979, entitled "Man's health: the past and the future", was given as part of the Osler lecture series.
McMURRICH, JAMES PLAYFAIR, 1859-1939
Born in Toronto, Ontario, McMurrich was Professor of anatomy at the University of Toronto from 1907 to 1930. He was the author of
various scientific papers and books including Leonardo da Vinci, the anatomist (Baltimore, 1930).
Originals, 1906-1937, n.d. (Acc. 387)
The papers of J.P. McMurrich include notes, reprints and annotated bibliographies mainly concerning ancient medical writings.
MABEY, MICHAIAH, fl 1796-1835
Michaiah Mabey served as an army surgeon (1796-1816) with the British army during the Napoleonic Wars. He died at Montréal in 1835.
Originals, ca 1817, 370 pp (Acc. 254)
Lecture notes on surgery, ca 1817, taken by Michaiah Mabey at the
London Hospital, together with a commentary and index.
MacDERMOT, HUGH ERNEST, 1888-1983
Hugh Ernest MacDermot was born in Jamaica in 1888 and received his medical training at McGill graduating in 1913. He served in the Canadian Army Medical Corp during the First World War. He was lecturer in anatomy at McGill, 1921-1924 and demonstrator in medicine, 1925-1949, and was on the staff of the Montreal General Hospital. He also served as Instructor in clinical medicine at McGill. MacDermot was an historian and among his published works are biographies of Maude Abbott and Sir Thomas Roddick and histories of the Montreal General Hospital, the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal Edward Institute and Christ Church Cathedral, Montréal. In 1942, he became editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Originals, Copies, 1939-1952, 1 cm (M.G. 3095)
Most of MacDermot's papers concern his editorship of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Originals, 1858-1970, 20 cm (Acc. 546)
Papers of Hugh MacDermot relate to the history of medicine in Canada and Québec and include annotated publications, newspaper clippings, photographs and manuscript notes.
MacFARLANE, THOMAS, 1834-1907
Thomas Macfarlane, born near Glasgow, Scotland, was educated in Glasgow and at the Royal Mining School, Freiburg, Germany. He worked briefly in Norway before coming to Canada in 1860. Macfarlane was employed in various mining projects, and discovered the famous Silver Islet mine on Lake Superior. He was chief analyst to the Department of Inland Revenue, Ottawa from 1886 until his death.
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Originals, 1855-1899, 50 cm (Large MSS)
Macfarlane's papers concentrate on his geological research and his professional work in mining. They comprise geological and chemical notes made in Germany and England, 1855; geological surveying notes on New Brunswick, 1855-1856; the copper mines of Upper Thelemarken, Norway, 1861; Québec, 1861-1862; and El Dorado Canyon, Nevada, 1887; laboratory journals and records of results, 1851-1856, 1859-1882, 1884-1889; and letterbooks, notebooks and memoranda on geology, 1863-1899.
MACHIN, MARIA, fl 1873-ca 1900
Maria Machin was born in Sherbrooke and raised in Québec City. She completed her education in England by training as a nurse under Florence Nightingale at St. Thomas' Hospital, London. From 1875 to 1877 she headed the first group of professional nurses to work in the Montreal General Hospital. She returned to England to become matron of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, a position she held until 1881, when she married a Mr. Redpath and moved to South Africa. Mrs. Redpath established a hospital in Bloemfontein, and later nursed at Kimberley during the Boer War. She died in South Africa.
Microfilm, 1873-1879, 1 reel (M.G. 3046)
Letters from Florence Nightingale to Maria Machin discuss her career, give advice about hospital conditions in Montréal and nurses suitable for work there, and expound Nightingale's ideals of nursing. The originals are at the Public Archives of Canada.
MADDEN, RICHARD ROBERT, 1798-1886
Richard Madden was one of the magistrates administering the abolition of slavery in Jamaica, 1833-1841 and served in other posts in Havana and the west coast of Africa. As well he wrote The United Irishmen, their Lives and Times.
Originals, ca 1830-1855, 42 cm (Acc. 259, 260)
This collection contains a notebook, a scrapbook and some corespondence of Richard Robert Madden. The scrapbook includes clippings of controversies, enquiries and letters relating to the slave trade, ca 1840. The notebook includes drafts of his poems, ca 1830; notes by T.M. Madden pertaining to his tutors and schoolfellows at Ratcliffe, 1854; and medical lectures at Trinity College, Dublin, 1855.
MALLOCH, ARCHIBALD EDWARD, 1844-1919
Born in Brockville, Ontario, Malloch took his medical training at University of Glasgow, studying under Joseph Lister who chose him as his house-surgeon in 1868. Malloch practiced mainly in Hamilton, Ontario and helped introduce Lister's antiseptic principles to North America.
Originals, 1868, 259 pp (Acc. 430)
This volume of notes was written by Malloch in Lister's wards at the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow.
MALLOCH, THOMAS ARCHIBALD, 1887-1953
Malloch was a Demonstrator in medicine at McGill, 1923-1925. From 1926 until shortly before his death he was librarian of the New York Academy of Medicine. He wrote several books including William Harvey (New York 1929).
Originals and Typescripts, 1914-1949 (Acc. 385, 483, 639)
The Malloch papers primarily are correspondence. Among his correspondents are Edward William Archibald, 1926-1944, C.S. Sherrington, 1920-1947, W.S. Thayer, 1923-1932, Sir Humphrey Davy Rolleston, 1919-1937, Edward Revere Osler, William Henry Welch, Edward Jenner Wood, F.P. Weber, H.V. Ogden, A. Ogston, C.P. Howard, A. Nutting, K.F. Wenchenbach. There is also a scrapbook and a photo album, 1914-1919, largely on the progress of World War I, and on Sir William Osler and his home in Oxford.
MANSUR IBN MUHAMMAD IBN AHMAD, fl 1396-1423
Mansur ibn Muhammad was a Persian physician and anatomist.
Transcript and Typescript, n.d. (Acc. 53)
Transcript ca 1700 of the MSS of Mansur ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad entitled "Kitab-i-tashrih-ibadan," n.d. dealing with anatomy. Also included is a note by W.W. Francis and a letter to Dr. W.G. Penfield.
MARCEAU, LOUIS, 1849-
Marceau received his M.D.,C.M. from McGill in 1872.
Originals and Photograph, ca 1870, 20 cm (Acc 261)
Marceau's handwritten compendium of prescriptions, alphabetically organized by complaint, also includes his photographic portrait.
MARTIN, CHARLES A., 1913-
Pyschiatre à Québec, Martin reçu son m.d. de l'Université Laval en 1938.
Copie dactylographiée, ca 1947, 24 pp (Acc. 52)
Copie dactylographiée du volume "Le premier demi-siècle de la psychiatrie au Québec, Clinique Roy-Rouseau, Qué.," rédigé par Charles A. Martin autour de 1947.
MEREDITH, R.L., fl 1930-1935
Original, 1930-1935, 101 pp
This unpublished, typewritten manuscript entitled "American falconry in the 20th century" was written ca 1930-1935.
MITCHELL, ROSSLYN BROUGH, 1880-1972
Mitchell practised obstetrics and gynaecology in Winnipeg and taught in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Manitoba.
Carbon Copy, n.d., 24 pp (Acc. 45)
A paper of Ross Mitchell entitled "Medicine and medical men in Manitoba", n.d.
MONTREAL MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY, 1868-1902
The Montreal Microscopical Society was founded in March 1868. In 1902 it amalgamated with the Natural History Society of Montréal.
Originals and Photographs, 1868-1902, 18 cm, 5 vols
The records of the Montreal Microscopical Society consists of an album of the Montreal Microscopic Club containing photographs of the Society's presidents, 2 vols, n.d. and the minutes of the Society, 1868-1874, 1898-1902, 2 vols, accompanied by numerous letters and accounts.
MORELL, HARRY, 1871-
Morell was a physician in Sutton, Québec.
Originals and Photograph, 1914-1918, 1931, 1949, 12 items (Acc. 402)
The papers of Harry Morell contain correspondence, including letters and postcards from Sir William Osler, clippings and a group photograph, including Osler.
MOUSLEY, WILLIAM HENRY, 1865-1949
Although born in Somerset, England, William Henry Mousley spent nearly half his life in Canada, in the province of Québec. At Hatley, Québec, he made a number of detailed studies of the fauna and flora and published a list of 160 or more species of the local birds. Most of his publications appeared in The Auk and The Canadian Field-Naturalist. Mousley was a member of the American Ornithologists' Union.
Originals and Photographs, 1911-1924, 1935, 13 cm
This collection of papers kept by Mousley at Hatley, Québec, includes notebooks on birds and photographs, 1911-1924.
MUIRHEAD, ARNOLD MEADOWCRAFT, 1900-
Microfilm, ca 1931 (Acc. 649, Micro A-530)
A microfilm of original papers in the Wellcome Institute, London collected by Muirhead for his book "Grace Revere Osler: a brief memoir," ca 1931.
MUKHTUSAR FI-T-TIBB, 18th CENTURY
Originals, ca 18th century, 134 pp, 19 cm (Acc 266)
Mukhtusar fi-t-tibb is an anonymous Arabic compendium of medicine.
NATION, EARL FAY, 1910-
E.F. Nation was a urologist in Pasadena, California.
Originals, Carbon Copies and Photocopies, 1977, 22 items (Acc. 591)
Nation's correspondence, 1977, with I.N. Dubin, Ralph R. Landes and E.O. Edgerton Jr. concerns Dubin's "The Case of the Telltale Polyp," a detective story surrounding the fictional Guillaume R.C. Osler.
NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY OF MONTREAL, 1827-1925
The Natural History Society of Montréal was founded in 1827 by a group largely composed of physicians and educators, such as John Bethune, Alexander Skakel, William Robertson and Andrew Fernando Holmes. Sir William Dawson was active in the Society from the time of his arrival in Montréal in 1855. The Society's activities lay largely in sponsoring lectures on scientific topics. It was disbanded in 1925.
Original, Photocopy, Printed Material, 1889-1890, 1913-1925, 1 cm (M.G. 2048)
The Society's bank book,1913-1925 and receipt book, 1924-1925, are accompanied by a newspaper account of its annual outing in 1889, and a photocopy of the notice of a meeting, 1890.
Originals, 1827-1940, 1.3 m
The records of the Natural History Society of Montréal from 1827to 1925 are mostly of an administrative nature, reflecting the various activities and procedures undertaken by the Society during the course of its existence. The greater portion of this collection dates from the 19th century. Included are the following: Act of Incorporation, constitution, and by-laws, 1828, 1833, 1852, 1859, 1886; annual reports, 1827-1836, 1854-1881; minutes of the Conversazione Committee in connection with the Natural History Society of Montréal, 1886-1896; members lists, 1859, 1878-1879; register book of donations, 1827-1899; minutes of the Joint Lecture Committee, 1906-1908; minutes of the proceedings of the Society, 1827-1832, 1844-1857, 1858-1925; treasurer's book for 1861, visitors' book, 1887, 1893; daily journal, 1885-1888; letterbooks, 2 vols, 1885. Also included in this collection are about 25 envelopes of miscellaneous original manuscripts, proof copies, and typescripts of articles and books on natural history subjects, ca 1830-1925, including catalogues, registers, essays, and lists.
McCORD MUSEUM (Fonds Level Update ENGLISH / FRANÇAIS)
Originals, 1867-1923, 50 cm (Unaccessioned)
The bulk of the Natural History Society of Montréal papers are accounting records including vouchers and receipts, 1874-1897; cash books, 1900-1916; subscription fund books, 1867, 1888-1889; deposit slips, 1870-1880; and subscription lists for the Canadian Naturalist 1869, 1884-1885. The administrative records consist of annual reports, 1905-1919; programmes, 1889-1923; a membership card, 1885-1886; lecture notes on ferns, 1885; admittance tickets, 1922; by-laws and correspondence, 1910-1919; property plans, 1911; and correspondence of the secretary-treasurer, 1918-1923. Also included is a catalogue (Vol. 2) of the natural history artifacts found in the private collection of George D. Gibb, M.D. (1821-1876), a librarian and curator of the Natural History Society of Montréal, 1850.
NORTH AMERICAN FALCONRY ASSOCIATION
Originals, 2.8 m
The correspondence of the North American Falconry Assocation. Access restricted until 1995.
NORTH, ERNEST DRESSEL, fl 1913
North was a rare and second-hand book dealer in New York City, U.S.A.
Originals and Typescripts, 1913, 74 items (Acc. 619)
Correspondence of E.D. North, 1913, concerning a dinner in honour of Sir William Osler at the University Club, New York.
NUZHAT AL-ARWAH FI L-JIRAHAH, 1667
Originals and Microfilm, A.H. 1078, i.e. 1667, 133 pp (Acc. 267, 416)
The Arabic manuscript, Nuzhatal-arwah fil-jirahah (The pleasure of souls in surgery) A.H. 1078 (1667 A.D.) is also available on microfilm (Micro A-11).
OGDEN, HENRY VINING, fl 1875-1906
Ogden received his M.D.,C.M. from McGill in 1882.
Originals, 1875-1906, 42 items (Acc. 411)
Correspondence of H.V. Ogden consisting of letters from May Francis and Marian Francis (Osborne).
OSBORNE, MARIAN GEORGINA FRANCIS, 1871-1931
A dramatist and poet who was born in Montréal and later lived in Toronto and Ottawa, Osborne published several dramas and collections of poetry.
Originals and Typescripts, ca 1923-1940, 6 items (Acc. 124)
Papers and correspondence of Marian Georgina Francis Osborne including "William Osler; a mezzotint," and "The life of William Osler."
OSLER CLUB, LONDON, 1929, 1972
The Osler Club of London was founded in 1928 by W.R. Bett and A.W. Franklin as a student's club for the study of medical history.
Originals and Sound-tape, 1929, 1972 (Acc. 511, 8322)
This material includes "Meeting of world Osler clubs", 5 September 1972 on sound-tape (1 cassette). As well, there are manuscript greetings on vellum entitled "Bibliotheca Osleriana 29 May 1929", issued on the occasion of the dedication of the Osler Library, together with inserts, including speeches, invitation and admission cards, a programme and newspaper clippings.
OSLER REPORTING SOCIETY, MONTREAL, 1932-1956
The Osler Reporting Society, Montréal was founded in 1921 to present and discuss condensed reports of current medical literature.
Originals, 1932-1956, 15 cm (Acc. 478)
Records of the Osler Reporting Society of Montréal including correspondence, invoices, lists of members and its constitution.
OSLER SOCIETY, MONTREAL, 1921-1966, 1971-1974
The Osler Society of McGill was founded in 1921 by four second year medical students to foster the ideal of a balanced liberal education in medicine. The first Annual Dinner was held in 1923, the beginning of a long tradition, featuring speeches by prominent medical men.
Originals, Mimeographs and Sound-tapes, 1921-1966, 1971-1974 (Acc. 299, 301, 324, 367, 469, 475, 507, 509)
This collection contains lectures and the records of the Osler Society of Montréal including the following: addresses and lectures presented at banquets and ceremonial occasions, 1956, 1971-1972, chronological list of lectures presented between 1921-1963, dinner menu, 1956, list of speakers, 1923-1948, newsletters, V. 1, 1956- V.3, 1965, papers maintained for the Society, 1921-1955, papers presented at meetings, 1954-1966, and posters, 1971, 1974.
OSLER, GRACE REVERE, 1854-1928
Born in Boston, Grace Revere was first married to the surgeon Samuel Gross and after his death married William Osler. After they had settled in Oxford, she was well known for her hospitality to Canadian and American students and visitors. During First World War, she directed the work of volunteers who supplied bandages and the like to the Oxford hospitals. After Osler's death in 1919, she played an important role in the preparation of his biography and in the cataloguing of Osler's library before it was shipped to McGill University in accordance with his will.
Originals, 1915-1928, ca 642 items (Acc. 202, 573)
The correspondence of Grace Osler includes letters, postcards and telegrams to T.A. Malloch, A.E. Malloch and Mrs. A.M. Malloch; and M. Sa'eed.
OSLER, SIR WILLIAM, COLLECTION, 1849-1919
Osler's life and contributions to medicine are described in detail in the biography by Harvey Cushing. Osler held medical appointments successively at McGill, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, and Oxford. His library of 7600 volumes on the history of medicine and science, bequeathed to McGill, forms the nucleus of the present Osler Library.
Originals, Transcripts, Photocopies and Microfilm, 1775-1928, (Acc. 123, 137, 140, 141, 153, 174, 178, 186, 269, 288, 295, 296, 297, 302, 305, 307, 313, 317, 326, 349, 350, 365, 420 (Micro A-8), 451, 474, 481 (Micro A-170), 521, 537, 592, 593, 596, 627, 633, 8279-80, 8281, 8285 (Micro A-457, 458, 498), 8285-7, 8312, 8319, 9254, 9363, 9432, 9545, 10116-7, 10452, 10453, 11277, 11390, 14520)
The papers of Sir William Osler are dispersed among numerous small accessions. The largest is Acc. 326, consisting of 3.3 m. In order to facilitate the location of the material, accession numbers of major papers have been included in the following description.
1. Correspondence, 1889-1919
A large part of the collection consists of correspondence covering a wide range of topics including family matters, travels, business connected with the publication of his books and articles, and his medical and teaching career. The correspondents include his wife, Grace Revere Osler, friends and associates.
Among the most frequent recipients of his letters are Maude Abbott, 1900-1919 (Acc. 326, 521, 9454); Herbert Stanley Birkett, 1914-1915, 1977 (Acc. 326); T.R. Boggs, 1903-1919 (Acc. 326); Mabel Brewster, 1901-1919 (Acc. 326); Mabel Purefoy Fitzgerald, 1905-1919 (Acc. 326); Henri Amédée Lafleur, 1889-1919 (Acc. 326); Archibald Edward Malloch, 1912-1919 (Acc. 11277); Thomas Archibald Malloch, 1909-1919 (Acc. 11277); Aubrey T. Mussen, 1915 (Acc. 14520).
2. Personal Papers, 1866-1920
Noteworthy items among Osler's personal papers are Bookdealers' invoices, 1907-1919 (Acc. 326); Day books and accounts, 1874-1919 (Acc. 302); documents concerning Dr. Osler's gift of books to McGill University (Acc. 326); Engagement books, 1905-1907, 1910, 1913-1917 (Acc. 10452-53); legal documents, 1904-1920 (Acc. 326); membership certificates, 1900-1910, 1919 (Acc. 326); Notebooks kept at Trinity College Grammar School, Weston, 1866, (Acc. 8286-7); notes about Osler's dreams, 1910-1917 (Acc. 307); notes relating to clubs and dining clubs, ca 1910-ca 1917 (Acc. 307).
3. Medical Papers, 1876-1909
Among papers pertaining to medical subjects are case studies, mainly pertaining to angina pectoris, 1892-1909 (Acc. 326); post-mortem book, Montreal General Hospital, May 1876-14 March 1879: cases 1-428, 3 May 1876-12 Sept. 1880. (Acc. 9363,10116-7); and scrapbooks on medical subjects, 1889-1905 (Acc. 326).
4. Lectures, 1877-1898
The collection contains notes recording Osler's lectures at John Hopkins Medical School, 1897-1898 (Acc. 11390), and McGill University, 1877-1878, 1883?, 1891 (Acc. 186, 8279-80, 8281); as well as a few scattered addresses.
5. Osler Memorial Fund, 1919-1927
The papers of the Osler Memorial Fund cover 1919-1927 (Acc. 326)
6. Papers re Publications, 1892-1929
These are several copies of his "Bibliotheca Osleriana," 1929, including the working copy used by editors in Oxford, together with material related to the organization and printing of this work (Acc. 295-297, 326, 633). There are also 13 copies of his "The Principles and Practice of Medicine...", 1912 and 1920, interleaved with manuscript additions by the editor (Acc. 349, 350), also 1892 (Bibl.Osl. 3544), 1895 (Bibl.Osl. 3545), 1898 (Bibl.Osl. 3546), 1901 (Bibl.Osl. 3547), 1902 (Bibl.Osl. 3549), 1903 (Bibl.Osl. 3550), 1905 (Bibl.Osl. 3551) 1909 (Bibl.Osl. 3552), 1912 (Bibl.Osl. 3553), 1914 (Bibl.Osl. 3554) 1916 (Bibl.Osl. 3555)
7. Family Papers, 1775-1928
The collection includes some correspondence, mainly transcripts of originals in the Public Archives of Ontario and papers of members of the Osler Family (Acc. 269, 326) including Benjamin Osler (b.1775), Edward Osler (1798-1863), Featherston Lake Osler (d.1895), Edward Revere Osler (1895-1917), Grace Revere Osler (1854-1928) and Ellen Osler.
OSTWALD, WOLFGANG, 1883-1943
Wolfgang Ostwald, the founder of colloid chemistry, was born in Riga, Latvia, and educated at the Universities of Leipzig and of California (Berkeley), In 1907 he became lecturer in biology at Leipzig, and in 1915 professor of colloid chemistry. He was appointed director of the colloid chemistry division of the physical-chemical institute at Leipzig in 1923, and was promoted to full professor in 1935. Ostwald applied his explanations of basic properties and behaviour of colloids to special problems of substances like bread and rubber. By initiating journals, organizing societies, and lecturing, particularly in America, he gained international recognition for colloid chemistry as an independent field.
Carbon Copies, 1914, 3 cm (M.G. 4002)
This archive contains carbon copies of five lectures on colloids delivered by Ostwald at McGill, 23-27 February 1914.
PARIS, UNIVERSITE DE, FACULTE DE MEDECINE, 1794-1856
Microfilm (negatif), ca 1794, 35 mm, 30 reels (Acc. 650)
Microfilm du "Registre des procès-verbaux et délibérations des professeurs et membres de l'Ecole de Santé de Paris", ca 1794-1856. L'original est aux Archives nationales de France (séries AJ16).
PASCOLI, ALESSANDRO, 1669-1757
Originals, 1695-1697, 386 pp, 20.5 cm (Acc. 534)
Notes for anatomy lectures of Alessandro Pascoli dictated to Anton Francesco Massi at Perugia, entitled "Tomo primo degli scritti di medicina; Dettati a me Anton Franc'o Massi dall' erudis'mo Sigr D're Alessandro Pascoli mio maestro Nel tempo, che mi tratteni a studio in Perugia nell Almo Collegio della Sapienza Nova. Anno 1695, 1696 & 1697".
PASTEUR, LOUIS, 1822-1895
Pasteur fut l'un des pioniers des sciences de la microbiologie, de la théorie du germe et de l'immunologie.
Original and copie dactylographiée, 1856, 2 items (Acc. 121)
Lettre autographe à l'éditeur du "Moniteur," Paul Dalloz, datée du 9 novembre 1856 avec une transcription dactylographiée.
PEABODY, JAMES EDWARD, fl 1869-1933
This appears to be the James Edward Peabody who was head of the biology department of Morris High School, New York, 1897-1929, and specialized in physiology and hygiene.
Originals, ca 1930-ca 1933, 7 items (Acc. 177)
The papers of J.E. Peabody relate to lectures on yellow fever and yellow fever investigations in Cuba.
PEALE, TITIAN RAMSAY, 1800-1885
Photocopies, 1848, 338 pp
Photocopies of a manuscript entitled "Mammalia and ornithology", 1848.
PENNSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, fl 1887-1888
Microfilm (negative), 1887-1888, 1 reel (Acc. 418, Micro A-43)
Case histories recorded by Sir William Osler at the Pennsylvania University Hospital, Philadelphia, 1887-1888. The originals are at the Pennsylvania University Hospital.
PETERSON, WILLIAM DWIGHT, fl 1978
Originals and Sound-tapes, 1978, 10 cm, 4 cassettes (Acc. 621)
Research material of William Dwight Peterson, 1978, used in writing his article, "Acupuncture in Québec" for the McGill Medical Journal (v.45, 1978). Included are correspondence, note and interviews on tape.
PETIT, ANTOINE, 1718-1794
Petit était un médecin très consulté et un professeur qui fonda des chaires d'anatomie et de chirurgie à la Faculté de médecine de Paris.
Originaux, n.d., 295 pp (Acc. 502)
Manuscrit intitulé "Extrait des leçons de M. Antoine Petit sur les accouchements," n.d. Ces extraits sont probablement inspirés du Traité des maladies des femmes enceintes..., rédigé sur les leçons d'Antoine Petit, par Baignares et Perral (2 vols. Paris 1779).
PETIT, JEAN LOUIS, 1674-1750
Né à Paris, Petit était un chirurgien innovateur et rédigea plusieurs traités.
Originaux, 1730, 440 pp (Acc. 271)
Traité, ou Principes de chirurgie par monsieur Petit, Mres chirurgien juré et desmonstrateur royal à St. Cosme.... A Paris, le 25 7bre 1730.
PHILADELPHIA GENERAL HOSPITAL AND THE PHILADEPHIA ALMSHOUSE, fl 1867-1890
Microfilm 1867-1890, 4 reels (Acc. 597, Micro A-492; Acc. 651, Micro A-543)
Autopsy books of the Philadelphia General Hospital, 1867-1890.
PHILIPPINE JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, 1906-
This journal is published by the Bureau of Science of the Government of the Philippine Islands and its first issue was published in 1906. From 1902 to 1905 the journal was preceded by a series of 36 bulletins by the Bureau of Government Laboratories. See also Section IV. Medicine and Science, Richard Crittenden McGregor.
Originals, ca 1920-1927, 30 cm
The bulk of this collection consists of manuscript notes and articles from the Philippine Journal of Science, ca 1920-1927. These manuscripts concern both the flora and fauna of the Philippines and are chiefly in English, but also in German and French. Included among the authors are C.F. Baker, W. Becker, F. Kessel, E.A. Elliott, E. Flevtiaux, and H. Embrey. There is also correspondence between R.C. McGregor and C.F. Baker of the Philippine Journal of Science dealing with manuscripts submitted.
REES, FREDERICK AUGUSTUS, 1815-1886
Rees was a physician practising in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Originals, n.d., 32 cm (Acc. 112)
Records and papers of Frederick Augustus Rees, n.d., pertaining to his medical practice. Included are correspondence and a ledger of patients' financial statements, together with an index.
REES, WILLIAM, 1801-1874
Originals, post 1843 (Acc. 111)
Paper concerning intermittent fever, written after 1843 by William Rees.
RICKETTS, C.M., fl 1797
Original, 1797, 3 vols
This consists of "Animal Kingdom", an original manuscript, arranged after the system of Linnaeus, with accompanying pencil drawings, 1797.
RIDGWAY, ROBERT, 1851-1929
Acclaimed as one of the leading American ornithologists, Robert Ridgway was a founder of the American Ornithologists' Union. He also produced a number of well-known publications, including two classics in the literature of American ornithology: A Manual of North American Birds (1887) and Birds of North and Middle America (1901-1919).
Originals and Photographs, 1901-1928, 3 m
The following items are in this collection: a manuscript of Ridgway's work The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue, 1901; a typescript of The Arbaretum of Bird Haven, 1924; and photographs of the flora of Bird Haven, 1928.
ROWAND, JOHN, fl 1744-1782
Rowand was Assistant-surgeon at the Hotel Dieu Hospital of Montréal, ca 1782.
Originals, 1744-1782 (Acc. 345, 346, 400, 457)
The papers consist of notes taken by Rowand of chemical lectures by William Irvine, 1780, of lectures on the practice of medicine given at Edinburgh University by Andrew Duncan and of lectures on surgery at Edinburgh by Alexander Monroe. Also included are notes on anatomy taken by Robert Sym, 1774-1775.
ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA, THE MONTREAL MEETING OF 1891
The Royal Society of Canada was formed in 1882 to promote the development of science and literature in Canada. A small group of distinguished Canadians met in 1881 to prepare a provisional constitution, at the suggestion of the Marquess of Lorne, then Governor General. Among the 80 charter members were George Mercer Dawson, Sir William Dawson and Sir William Osler. The Society began publishing its transactions in 1883 and they have since appeared annually. The Royal Society of Canada offers a number of awards for achievement in the arts and sciences.
Originals, 1891, 18 cm
The papers of the Society's Montréal meeting in 1891, include a scrapbook, a letterbook, minutes of meetings, membership lists, and notebooks which cover such subjects as entertainment and excursions, hotel and lodgings, and printing and publishing.
RUSSEL, ALICE (MRS HUGH Y.), fl 1905-1971
Originals, 1905, 1910, 1929-1971, 48 items (Acc. 564, 565)
Papers of Alice Russel including correspondence and her collection of newspaper clippings and other material on Abraham Flexner, Sir William Osler and Maude Abbott. The correspondence includes letters received from Abraham Flexner, 1905, 1930-1963, and Maude Abbott, 1939.
RUTHERFORD, JOHN, 1695-1779
Rutherford was professor of medicine at Edinburgh, where he pioneered clinical teaching.
Copies, 1753, 188 pp (Acc. 274)
Clinical lectures, 1753, of Dr. John Rutherford given at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and transcribed by John Symonds in 1762.
SAUNDERS, WILLIAM, 1743-1817
Born in Banff, Scotland, Saunders practiced medicine in London, was a physician at Guy's Hospital, London, 1770-1802 and was the author of various medical studies including a treatise on the liver.
Originals, ca 1775 (Acc. 275)
Lectures notes on physic taken by an anonymous student at lectures given by Dr. William Saunders, physician at Guy's Hospital, ca 1775.
SCRIMGER, FRANCIS ALEXANDER CARRON, 1881-1937
Born in Montréal and educated at McGill University (B.A. 1901; M.D., C.M., 1905) Frank Scrimger served for two years at the Royal Victoria Hospital as house surgeon. In 1909 he went to Berlin and Dresden for advanced study. Upon his return he entered private practice and became an associate of Royal Victoria Hospital. During World War I, he served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps; for his bravery in evacuating sick and wounded during the second battle of Ypres, he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Scrimger returned to medical practice at R.V.H. after the War, and taught surgery in the Faculty of Medicine from 1931 to 1937. At the time of his death, Scrimger was surgeon-in-chief of Royal Victoria Hospital.
Originals and Printed Materials, 1910-1937, 7 cm (M.G. 2034)
Scrimger's papers mainly concern his war service. His brief diary of the Ypres campaign, 1915, is supplemented by signals and military messages on troop movements and medical matters; Scrimger sometimes used the signal forms for additional diary entries. There are also a handful of letters and cables of congratulation on his V.C., certificates of service, newsclippings, and printed souvenirs.
The remainder of these papers consist of obituary notices and tributes. Some are pasted into Scrimger's notebook of Professor Bier's clinic, Berlin, 1910.
SHARPEY-SCHAFER, GERALDINE, fl 1967
Geraldine Sharpey-Schafer was the daughter of Edward Sharpey-Schafer who was a close friend of Sir William Osler.
Sound-tape, 1967, 1 cassette (Acc. 576)
Interview of Geraldine Sharpey-Schafer, 1967, by Dr. F.N.L. Poynter concerning Sir William Osler.
SHAW, GEORGE, 1751-1813
Original, 1799, 2 vols
This consists of a manuscript entitled "The naturalists' miscellany; or, coloured figure of natural objects drawn and described immediately from nature", by George Shaw and F.P. Nodder, 1799.
SHAW, THOMAS PATTON GLADSTONE, 1898-
T.P.G. Shaw received his B.A. (1920) and M.A. (1922) degrees in chemistry from McGill. He was a research chemist at Shawinigan Chemicals Ltd., and for one of its predecessor companies, Canadian Electro Products.
Originals and Printed Materials, 1914-1929, 10 cm (M.G. 2035)
Apart from student laboratory notes in physics, 1919, Shaw's papers consist of printed and mimeographed reports on a miscellaneous group of chemical topics, but with a significant percentage on ethylene, propylene, acetylene and ethers, together with some of Shaw's manuscript notes and charts. Also included is his report to Canadian Electro Products on acetaldol formation.
SHAW, WILLIAM D., fl 1878-1887
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Originals, 1878-1887, 2 cm (Large MSS-Patton)
Shaw's papers include memoranda, notebooks and letters mainly on natural history. There are also annual reports of the Montréal chapter of the Nicholas Ogassiz Association.
SIGMA XI, McGILL CHAPTER, 1922-
Sigma XI scientific honour society was founded at Cornell in 1886. By 1968, the society had 168 chapters and 172 clubs in the United States and Canada. Sigma XI publishes the journal American Scientist. Membership includes faculty members, graduate students, and outstanding final-year undergraduates. The McGill chapter was founded in 1922, with W.W. Chipman as its first president.
Originals, Copies and Printed Materials, 1922-ca 1970, 1.35 m (M.G. 2049)
Included is the constitution, by-laws, and minute books covering 1922-1940. Approximately one half of this material consists of membership cards recording the name, rank, degrees, and publications of members from 1920 until ca 1970. There are also membership lists for various periods including the founding members and lecture lists, ca 1930s. The secretary's files, covering the period 1963-1969, contain files on dues collected, expenditures, membership (nominations, transfers, correspondence with members), the national convention, and chapter meetings. Financial transactions from 1939 to 1946 are recorded in the treasurer's account book.
SIMPSON, THOMAS, 1833-1918
A native of Montréal, Thomas Simpson received his M.D.,C.M. from McGill in 1854. After a period of travel and study in Europe, he opened a medical practice in Montréal. He became a coroner in Sault St. Marie in 1861, and in 1867 was appointed Indian Commissioner for the Algoma Region of Ontario. In 1872 he returned to Montréal to resume his medical practice. Simpson was in charge of the smallpox ward of the Montreal General Hospital from 1873 to 1875, and in 1880 he became Professor of hygiene in the Faculty of Medicine of Bishop's College, then located in Montréal. In 1884 he was appointed assistant surgeon at the Montreal General Hospital, and joined the consulting staff in 1885. Completely deaf by his mid-fifties, Simpson undertook a second career as a medical officer for a number of insurance companies.
Originals, and Printed Materials, 1849-1903, 10 cm (M.G. 3096)
Simpson's papers contain personal records, student materials, and lectures delivered by him. The personal materials consist of a file of letters of appointment to the Indian Commission, Bishop's University, the Montreal General Hospital, and various insurance companies, as well as testimonial letters from Robert Craik and G.W. Campbell. Simpson's outgoing letterbook contains copies of correspondence from his Indian Commission period concerning salary, accomodation, medical supplies and other aspects of his work. Included are two diaries. One describes his trip to Europe, 1857-1858, giving quite full descriptions of hospitals and clinics, as well as sight-seeing, in Paris and the British Isles. The second diary, from 1865 to 1903 is less detailed. Finally, there is a file of personal documents, e.g. his birth certificate and instructions concerning his funeral, 1897. Apart from lecture attendance cards, materials from Simpson's student days consist of a notebook for a number of medical courses, 1853-1854. Simpson's teaching career is documented by a lecture on phlebitis, ten lectures on veneral disease, 1878, five on syphilis, 1881 and a convocation address, 1884.
SISE, HAZEN, d. 1974
Hazen Size attended Bishop's College, Lennoxville, Québec. He studied architecture in Paris with Le Corbusier. In ca. 1936 he met Norman Bethune in London and accompanied him to Spain, where he served in the Canadian Blood Transfusion Service. Size was a Sessional Lecturer in the McGill School of Architecture, 1949-1956.
Transcript, 1966, 87 pp (Acc. 331)
A transcript of a taped interview given by Hazen Sise, 1966, regarding the Canadian blood transfusion unit in the Spanish Civil War. The interview was conducted by Prof. Hoare, University of Western Ontario.
SPENCER, JOSEPH WILLIAM WINTHROP, 1851-1921
A native of Dundas, Ontario, Joseph Spencer graduated from McGill in Applied Science in 1874. After postgraduate studies in geology and mineralogy at Gottenberg University (M.A., Ph.D. 1877) and King's College, Halifax (M.A. 1880), Spencer taught at Hamilton Collegiate Institute (1877-1879) and King's College (1880-1882). From 1882 to 1887, he was Professor of geology and mineralogy as well as director of the Museum of Geology and Natural History at the University of Missouri. In 1888 he moved to the University of Georgia, and from 1890 to 1893 combined teaching duties with those of State Geologist. The later part of his career was devoted to independent research.
Printed Materials, 1875-1895, 1 cm (M.G. 3038)
Spencer's file of printed testimonial letters, including some from Sir William Dawson and Thomas Sterry Hunt, curricula vitae, and lists of publications was probably prepared for a job application.
STEWART, RODERICK, fl 1971
Roderick Stewart is a Toronto history teacher and writer.
Originals, Typescripts, Photocopies, and Sound Records, 1971-1979, (10 phonotapes), 1.2 m (Acc. 637).
These papers and sound recordings were collected by Roderick Stewart in researching and writing the biography on Norman Bethune published as Bethune, 1973, and The Mind of Norman Bethune, 1977.
SWANN, HARRY KIRKE, 1871-1926
Born in Surrey, England, Swann founded the Naturalists' Journal in 1892, which he edited for two years. Swann produced a number of publications, including the reports of a visit to Eastern Canada in a brochure entitled Nature in Acadie in 1895. After World War I, he became one of the partners of the publishing firm of Wheldon and Wesley, Ltd. He was a corresponding Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union from 1919 until his death.
Originals, ca 1925-1934, 1.1 m
In addition to the original manuscript of A Monograph of the Birds of Prey, 1924, there are various proofs of plates and original correspondence, ca 1925-1934.
TAVERNER, PERCY ALGERNON, 1875-1947
A native of Guelph, Ontario, Percy Algernon Taverner was educated in Port Huron and at Ann Arbor, Michigan. From 1900 to 1910 he practised architecture in Chicago and Detroit. However, he spent an increasing portion of his time studying birds. In 1911 Taverner joined the staff of the National Museum at Ottawa as an ornithologist. Upon his retirement in 1942, he was appointed honorary curator of birds at the museum. He was a member of the British Ornithological Union and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He published many articles and his books enjoyed a wide popularity.
Originals, n.d., 1934, 474 pp
There are two original manuscripts: Taverner's "Birds of Canada", 1934, 315 pp.; and "The Birds of Churchill, Manitoba", by P.A. Taverner and G.M. Sutton, 159 pp.
THAYER, WILLIAM SYDNEY, 1864-1932
The American physician W.S. Thayer was Bright medalist in 1927. His research interests included the circulatory system and blood in malaria, leukemia and thyphoid fever.
Carbon Copy, 1927, 83 pp (Acc. 519)
This oration on Richard Bright was delivered at Guy's Hospital, London, 8 July 1927.
THOMPSON, DAVID, 1770-1857
David Thompson, who became one of Canada's most important geographers, joined the Northwest Company in 1797 and was made a partner in 1804. From 1816 to 1826, Thompson worked on a survey of the boundary line between Canada and the United States for the International Boundary Commission. While working on this project, he moved to Williamstown, Glengarry County, Upper Canada, but spent his last years in Longueuil, Québec.
McCORD MUSEUM (Fonds Level Update ENGLISH / FRANÇAIS)
Originals, 1816, 1829, 1 cm (M4451, APPM259/35)
The David Thompson papers consist of his meteorological journal for 1829 kept at Williamstown, Glengarry, Upper Canada, and a letter written to John Macdonald of the North West Company concerning the money owed to Thompson for provisions and clothing, 1816. The Thompson papers are part of the Northwest Company Papers, See Section V, Business and Economics.
THOMSON, SIR JOHN ARTHUR, 1861-1933
Thomson was Regius Professor of National History at Aberdeen University from 1899 to 1930. He wrote numerous books on biology and on evolution and religion.
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Original, n.d., 17 pp (M236.Bd Box VI)
Manuscript titled: "The Biology of Winter".
TREMBLE, GEORGE EDWARD, 1896-1977
G.E. Tremble received his M.D.,C.M. from McGill in 1921. He was otolaryngologist at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
Originals and Photograph, 1924, 1935, 242 pp (Acc. 647)
These lecture notes on the anatomy of the ear, 1924, were taken by Tremble at the University of Edinburgh from lectures of Professor Ruttin. There is also a letter from Wilder Penfield, 1935 and a photograph.
TRUDEAU, EDWARD LIVINGSTONE, 1848-1915
The American physician E.L. Trudeau was a specialist in tuberculosis and pioneered research and treatment of this disease.
Originals, Printed Materials and Photographs, 1885-1958, 4 cm (Acc. 620)
The papers of E.L. Trudeau include Osler Library correspondence about E.L. Trudeau; pamphlets and newspaper clippings concerning the Trudeau Sanitorium; photographs, and reprints of his articles.
TUNSTALL, MARMADUKE, 1743-1790
Born at Burton Constable, Yorkshire, Tunstall was educated at the College of Douai. He devoted himself to literature and science. He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1764 and a fellow of the Royal Society in 1771. In the same year he published anonymously his Ornithologia Britannica. While he resided in London, he began the formation of a museum.
Originals, 1780-1790, 4 vols
This collection consists of the original manuscript notes and additions to the zoological works of Thomas Pennant, with water-coloured drawings of birds (1780-1790).
VENNOR, HENRY GEORGE, 1841-1884
Born in Montréal, Henry G. Vennor was educated at the Montreal High School and at McGill University. From 1865 to 1880 he was on the staff of the Geological Survey of Canada. In 1877 he published the first of his Vennor Almanacs in which he ventured to predict the weather. Apart from being a geologist and meteorologist, Vennor was also an ornithologist and his chief work was Our Birds of Prey (Montréal, 1876).
Originals, 1859-1884, 28 cm
Vennor's papers chiefly consist of notebooks and correspondence, ca 1859-1884. The notebooks contain notes on natural history, chemistry, clippings of newspaper, letters from Vennor and mining information, ca 1859-1871. There is also an expense book, ca 1872.
WEBSTER, JOHN CLARENCE, 1863-1950
J.C. Webster received his medical training at Edinburgh, Leipzig and Berlin. He lectured in gynaecology at McGill from 1897 to 1900 and then went to the University of Chicago. In his later years Webster was active in the preservation of historic sites in Canada and served for seven years as chairman of the National Historic Sites and Monuments board.
Originals and Printed Material, 1892-1954 (Acc. 384)
The papers of John Clarence Webster mainly contain correspondence and include letters between Webster and W.W. Francis, ca 1944-1950.
WELLER KARL HEINRICH, 1794-1854
K.H. Weller was a German physician who specialized in ophthalmology and practiced in Dresden.
Originals, ca 1830, 20 cm (Acc. 279)
Die Krankheiten des menschlichen Auges, by Karl Heinrich Weller, ca 1830 is a study of eye diseases.
WHITE, ARTHUR RICHARD VAUGHAN, 1905
A.R.V. White received his M.D.,C.M. from McGill in 1932 and set up practice in Stanstead, Québec.
Originals, 1935-1964 (Acc. 541)
The financial records of A.R.V. White include journals, cash books, ledgers and receipts relating to his income and expenditures for his practice in Stanstead, Québec and records relating to his bonds and stocks.
WIELAND, E.A., fl 1887-1889
Originals, 1887-1889, 9 items (Acc. 199)
Receipts and membership cards of E.A. Wieland mainly from the Montreal Veterinary College.
WOOD, CASEY ALBERT, 1856-1942
A native of Wellington, Ontario, Casey Wood obtained the degree of C.M., M.D. from Bishop's College in 1877 and M.D.,C.M. from McGill University in 1903. His training in ophthalmology was taken at New York, as well as at many European hospitals. From 1890 to 1897, he served as professor of ophthalmology at the Chicago Post-graduate Medical School; from 1898 to 1906 he was professor of clinical ophthalmology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. He also was the head of the Department of Ophthalmology in Northwestern University from 1906 to 1908 and from 1909 to 1913 held the same position in the University of Illinois, holding that honour Emeritus until his death. Wood had a long and important connection with the Medical Corps of the United States Army from 1916 to 1920. He was deeply interested in ornithology and was a member of many learned zoological societies. For fifteen years he travelled thoughout the world making a study of birds in their native habitat.
BLACKER WOOD LIBRARY
Originals, 1910-1932, 4.8 m
This collection contains materials concerning Wood's ornithological interests, 1910-1932, and includes the following: scrapbooks of handwritten and typewritten materials with photographs, drawings, and newsclippings for his work on birds from various regions, 1920-1932; manuscript and typewritten notes and some rough drafts for his work on birds, including the birds of Fiji, and notes collected on his journey through Australasia and the islands of central Polynesia; and correspondence, including typewritten and handwritten letters, concerning his scientific interests.
Originals, Typescripts, Carbon Copies and Photocopies, 1508-1942 (Acc. 226, 281, 283, 389, 413, 459, 460, 461, 472, 476, 515, 516, 518, 9106)
These Wood papers primarily pertain to his interests and publications in ophthalmology, Sinhalese and South Indian medicine. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, papers, bibliographies, an address, typescripts of various articles and books with manuscript corrections, newspaper clippings, photographs and reprints. There is substantial correspondence related to the preparation and publication of his articles and books, as well as letters between Wood and Burton Chance, 1922-1942. Manuscript and typescript originals of Wood's works include "Ayurvedic medicine in Ancient and Medieval Ceylon", ca 1926 (typescript); "Descriptive Catalogue of the Casey A. Wood Historical Collection of Sinhalese Materia Medica", 1933 (manuscript and typescript); "Sinhalese and South Indian ceremonials in the prevention and treatment of disease", ca 1933 (typescript with manuscript corrections); and a translation, 1929, of Benvenuto Grassi's "De oculis eorumque egritudinibus et curis," 1474 (typescript with manuscript corrections). In addition, the collection includes the "Casey A. Wood Ophthalmic Collection," 1508-1936, containing Arabic, Persian and Turkish manuscripts dealing with eye diseases and their treatment.
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Typescript and Original, 1929-1934, 4 cm (M60.Bd63)
Forty-three letters to Wood from Howland Wood describe the Gampala Larin hoard and the finding coins in Ceylon, 1929-1934. (Described in American Numismatic Society" Numismatic Notes on Monographs" No.61).
WOODWARD, HENRY, ca 1838-1898
Dr. Henry Woodward was a member of the Geological Department of the British Museum, ca 1838-1898.
Originals and Photographs, ca 1838-1898, 60 cm, 12 vols
The eight volumes of correspondence mainly addressed to Woodward, ca 1838-1898, from British and other scientists were collected by Mrs. Ellen S. Woodward. They are arranged alphabetically and include letters from Charles Darwin, Pavlow, John William Dawson, and George Mercer Dawson. There is one volume of letters from, and printed material concerning, Richard Owen of the Natural History Department, British Museum, ca 1872-1892. There are an additional three volumes of miscellaneous correspondence mostly from foreign scientists. The volumes contain numerous photographs and biographical material. Indexed.
YOUNG, THOMAS, d. ca 1783
Thomas Young, a professor of Edinburgh, gave the first systematic course of lectures in midwifery at any university.
Originals, 1772 (Acc. 284)
Lecture notes on midwifery, 1772, taken at lectures given by Dr. Thomas Young, Edinburgh.