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Frank Campbell MacIntosh Fonds

Frank Campbell MacIntosh Fonds

Physical Description

8 m of textual records



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Frank Campbell MacIntosh was born in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. He completed both his BA (1930) and MA (1932) at Dalhousie University. In 1933, Dr. MacIntosh joined the laboratory of Boris P. Babkin at the Department of Physiology of McGill University. McGill awarded Dr. MacIntosh his Ph.D. in 1937, the Royal Society of Canada awarded him a traveling fellowship and he went to London to work under Sir Henry Dale at the National Institute of Medical Research. He was appointed to the Institute staff in 1938 and remained there until 1949. That same year, he returned to Canada to become Joseph Morley Drake Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology at McGill University. Dr. MacIntosh retired from full-time service to McGill in 1978, but as Professor Emeritus, his association continued. (Progress in Brain Research 98: xv-xvi, 1993)

Scope and Content

Fonds documents Dr. F.C. MacIntosh’s teaching and research activities at McGill. The fonds contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, reprints of publications, photographs, documents related to the International Union for Physiological Sciences, lectures, and student reports. The fonds also contains a dossier on Professor George Ralph Mines (1886-1914) assembled by Dr. MacIntosh from 1982-1986. The dossier includes publications, photographs, obituaries, and autopsy information of G.R. Mines, as well as correspondence regarding his death and a copy of “The short brilliant career and strange death of G.R. Mines,” written by MacIntosh in 1985.

Finding Aids

Partial online inventory list available.

Additional inventory list available for George Ralph Mines material.

Custodial History

Acc. 863 was received 18 June 1986 and acc. 894 was received from through Dean’s office from Mrs. Mary MacIntosh. Old accession numbers 863 and 894.


The documents are in English

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MacIntosh, Frank Campbell, b.1909
McGill University Doctors
Mines, George Ralph, 1886-1914
Osler, Sir William, 1849-1919