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Harold Nathan Segall Fonds

Harold Nathan Segall Fonds

Physical Description

88 m of textual records. – 25 glass slides.



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Harold Nathan Segall (1897-1990) graduated from McGill University in 1920. He became a Demonstrator in Pathology at McGill University in 1921 and worked with Maude Abbott. After specializing in the cardiac diseases in Boston, London and Vienna, he returned to Montreal. He was the first fully-trained cardiologist to practice in the city. He worked at the Montreal General Hospital where he established a cardiac clinic, one of the first in Canada. He participated in the founding of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal and became Head of Cardiology. The Montreal Cardiac Society was created in 1946, largely through his efforts. He was active in professional associations: the Canadian Heart Association and the National Heart Foundation of Canada. Segall was Assistant Professor of Medicine at McGill from 1949-1960.

Scope and Content

Fonds documents Dr. Segall’s professional activities as a cardiologist. The fonds contains correspondence, notes, experimental notebooks, lecture notes, articles, speeches, patients’ records, electrocardiagrams, glass slides, reprints and material pertaining to the Louis Gross Memorial Lectures, 1922-1979.

Finding Aids

Segall inventory database

Custodial History

Gift of Dr. Segall, June 1975, 9 March 1977, 1978 and 14 December 1979. Old accession numbers 530, 558, 636 and 638.


The documents are mainly in English, some in Hebrew and in French.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Title based on the documents in the fonds.

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Gross, Louis
Jewish General Hospital
McGill University Doctors
Montreal Cardiac Society
Segall, Harold Nathan, 1897-1990