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Andrew Macphail Fonds

Andrew Macphail Fonds

Physical Description

2 cm of textual records.



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

John Andrew Macphail was born in Orwell, Prince Edward Island and received his medical degree at McGill in 1891. He became McGill University’s first Professor of the History of Medicine in 1907 and occupied the Chair for thirty years. During World War I, he was an officer in the 6th Field Ambulance with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. In 1918, his war work was rewarded by a knighthood.

Scope and Content

Fonds documents a portion of the literary activities of Sir Andrew Macphail with the manuscript of In Flanders Fields and Other Poems by Lieut.-Col. John McCrae M.D. with the Essay in Character by Sir Andrew Macphail, originally published in 1919. The fonds contains a letter and a manuscript.

Finding Aids

Custodial History

Given by Macphail to the medical library of McGill University in 1921. Old accession number 255.


The documents are in English.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Based on the documents in the fonds.

Retrieval Number




Macphail, Sir Andrew, 1864-1938
McCrae, John
McGill University Doctors
Scholarly Works or Manuscripts of Books