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Jonathan Campbell Meakins Fonds

Jonathan Campbell Meakins Fonds

Physical Description

100 cm of textual records



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

J.C. Meakins joined the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University in 1909 as demonstrator in clinical medicine. He subsequently held a number of positions in pathology and experimental medicine before becoming Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, 1941-1948. As well, he was director of the Department of Experimental Medicine, 1918-1919, 1924-1948, and Director of the University Medical Clinic, 1927-1948. He held the first full-time position in Medicine at McGill. Dr. Meakins served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps from 1914 to 1919. He was also in function during World War II with the rank of Brigadier as Deputy Director of Medical Services, R.C.A.M.C. from 1942 to 1945, and was awarded the C.B.E. for his services. Prolific writer, his best known work “The Practice of Medicine” reached its 6th edition in 1956.

Scope and Content

Fonds documents Dr. J.C. Meakins’ professional activities.

Finding Aids

Inventory list available online (accs. 867 and 540). Inquire with library for more detailed item-level descriptions available for acc. 867.

Custodial History

Acc. 540 donated by Dr. Stephen I. Vas, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, 13 May 1976. Acc. 867 was donated by Dr. J.F. Meakins, July 1986. Old accession numbers 540 and 867.


The documents are in English

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Title based on the document of the fonds.

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McGill University Doctors
Meakins, Jonathan Campbell, 1882-1959