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Hugh Ernest MacDermot Fonds

Hugh Ernest MacDermot Fonds

Physical Description

20 cm of textual records and photographs.



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Hugh Ernest MacDermot was born in Jamaica in 1888 and received his medical training at McGill, graduating in 1913. He served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War I. He was Lecturer in Anatomy at McGill, 1921-1924, and Demonstrator in Medicine, 1925-1949, and was on the staff of the Montreal General Hospital. He also served as instructor in Clinical Medicine at McGill. MacDermot was a historian and among his published works are biographies of Maude Abbott and Sir Thomas Roddick and histories of the Montreal General Hospital, the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal Edward Institute and the Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal. In 1942, he became editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Scope and Content

Fonds documents Dr. H.E. MacDermot’s medical-historical activities. The fonds contains newspaper clippings, manuscript notes, photographs, lectures notes, and a draft of The MGH, the Years of Change.

Finding Aids

partial inventory list available online.

Custodial History

Probably donated by Dr. H.E. MacDermot in 1976. Old accession numbers 61, 205, 546 and 936.


The documents are in English.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Based on the documents in the fonds

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MacDermot, Hugh Ernest, 1888-1983
McGill University Doctors
Medical Historical Works