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James Bell Johnston Fonds

James Bell Johnston Fonds

Physical Description

2 cm of textual records



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

James Bell Johnston of East Angus, Quebec, a Canadian who graduated in medicine at University of Edinburgh, in 1833. He was the first doctor to establish a practice in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He is the father of Wyatt Galt Johnston (M.D., C.M., McGill, 1884).

Scope and Content

Fonds documents J.B. Johnston’s professional activities from 1839 to 1859. It also includes his medical thesis De delirio tremente, Edinburgh, 1833. The fonds contains a logbook with notes, summaries of readings, reports of unusual medical cases and obstetrical list, and his medical thesis.

Finding Aids

Custodial History

Acc. 892 was presented to the Osler Library by Dr. T.J. Quintin, Sherbrooke, Quebec. Old accession numbers 71 and 892.


The documents are in English and Latin

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Title based on the documents in the fonds.

Retrieval Number




Johnston, James Bell
Practice of Medicine - Quebec