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Katherine Dawson Ketchum Collection

Katherine Dawson Ketchum Collection

Physical Description

0,3 cm of textual records and 3 photographs.



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Katherine Dawson Ketchum graduated from McGill in Medicine in 1931 and was the first woman to receive the Holmes Gold Medal in 1931. She married J. Davidson Ketchum, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto.

Scope and Content

The collection contains the Holmes Gold Medal, photographs, certificates, a poem, letters, newspaper clippings and memoirs.

Finding Aids

Custodial History

Presented to the Osler Library by Mrs. Margaret Catto, daughter of Dr. Katherine Ketchum, February 1999.


The documents are in English.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Based on the documents in the collection.

Retrieval Number




Ketchum, Katherine Dawson, 1903-1990
Women in Medicine at McGill University