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Purdy A. MacDonald Fonds

Purdy A. MacDonald Fonds

Physical Description

26 cm of textual records



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Dr. Purdy Alvin MacDonald, a native of New Brunswick, graduated from McGill University in Medicine in 1906. Soon after graduation he began practice in Halifax. While he always considered himself a general practitioner he gave special attention to surgery and obstetrics. Dr. MacDonald was a member of the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Superintendent of Dalhousie University for many years. He was also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. (Canadian Medical Association Journal, v. 62, pg. 100, 1950.

Scope and Content

The fonds documents Purdy A. MacDonald’s activities as a medical student at McGill University. The fonds contains student notebooks, loose notes and hand-outs.

Finding Aids

Custodial History

Gift of W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 1982. Old accession number 772.


The documents are in English.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Based on the documents in the fonds

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MacDonald, Purdy A.
McGill University Medical Students and Student Notes