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Samuel Hanford McKee Fonds

Samuel Hanford McKee Fonds

Physical Description

14,2 cm of textual records


1916-ca 1923

Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Samuel Hanford McKee was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick 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 in 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.

Scope and Content

Fonds shows Samuel Hanford McKee’s interest in war lesions of the eyes. It contains the original plates for his article “War Lesions of the Fundus” published in the American Journal of Ophtalmology, vol. 6, September 1923, and a series of 33 hand illustrated case histories of injuries of the eye during World War I. The illustrations are from E. Bind.

Finding Aids

Custodial History

The hand drawn case histories were a gift from Dr. McKee to the Osler Library. The original plates were originally presented to the Medical Library of McGill from the Osler Library, and then transfered back to the Osler Library. Old accession numbers 344 and 353.


The documents are in English.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Based on the documents in the fonds.

Retrieval Number




McKee, Samuel Hanford, 1875-1943
Military Medicine
World War I - Hospitals, Medicine, War Injuries