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John G. Bethune Fonds

John G. Bethune Fonds

Physical Description

2 cm of textual records



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

John G. Bethune received the chief portion of his medical education at McGill with Dr. Holmes. He was Lct. Coll. Phys. & Surgs, in Lower Canada and signed his manuscript in Berthier, Lower Canada in 1849

Scope and Content

Fonds contains a manuscript, intitled “Remarks on the Osteology of Alexander Monro by himself”, written by Dr. John George Bethune who transcribed an old damaged manuscript found in a trunk in the garret of the steam factory of Bethune’s father in August 1848. The damaged manuscript was, according to Bethune, from one of three famous physicians, three successive generations of an Edinburgh family, who all bore the name Alexander Monro.

Finding Aids

Custodial History

Manuscript given to the Library of the Medical Faculty of McGill, ca 1849. Transferred from McGill Medical Library to Osler Library in 1959. Old accession number 434


The documents are in English

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Bethune, John G.
Monro, Alexander
Student Notes