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Thomas Forrest Cotton Fonds

Thomas Forrest Cotton Fonds

Physical Description

40 cm of textual records



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

T.F. Cotton was born in Cowansville, Quebec and received his B.A. in 1905 and his M.D., C.M. in 1909 from McGill University. A cardiologist, he practiced in England. He was devoted to Sir William Osler and secured a place for the Osler Club of London in the new Royal College of Physicians. In his will, Cotton endowed the Thomas F. Cotton Professorship in the History of Medicine at McGill.

Scope and Content

Fonds shows T.F. Cotton’s activities as a student at McGill University, 1903-1909. The fonds contains 24 bound notebooks with lectures notes taken by Cotton, 1903-1909, for courses in Medicine, Political Science, History, French Literature, English Composition and Literature. There is also a case book containing electrocardiograms and a volume of ophthalmology lecture notes bearing the name George C. Hale.

Finding Aids

Custodial History

Donated by Mr. F.C. Winser, Vice-President and Export Sales Manager, Aluminium Company of Canada Limited, Montreal, June 1972. Old accession number 431.


The documents are in English

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Title based on the documents in the fonds.

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Cotton, Thomas Forrest, 1884-1965
McGill University Medical Students and Student Notes