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Thomas Gibson Fonds

Thomas Gibson Fonds

Physical Description

2 cm of textual records (1 file folder).



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Thomas Gibson was born in Ireland and 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 Queens University, Kingston. Gibson was known not only for his teaching but also for his historical writings on medical subjects.

Scope and Content

Fonds shows Thomas Gibson’s interest in history of medicine. It contains papers on John Palmer Litchfield and on the General Council of Medical Education and Registration of Upper Canada. Dr. Gibson’s notes on the translation of Theodore Turquet de Mayerne of the Opera Medica of Joseph Brown, ed. 1700. Correspondence.

Finding Aids

Custodial History

Old accession numbers 51, 253, 394.


The documents are mainly in English and some are in French.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Based on the documents in the fonds.

Retrieval Number




Gibson, Thomas, 1865-1941
Scholarly Works or Manuscripts of Books