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Martin Entin Fonds

Martin Entin Fonds

Physical Description

55 cm of textual records. -- 14 audiocassettes.



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Dr. Martin Entin graduated from McGill University Medical School in 1945. After graduation, he joined the attending staff at the Royal Victoria Hospital and was a consultant at the Shriners' Hospital. Dr. Entin became the Surgeon-in-Charge of Plastic Surgery at the Royal Victoria. As a physician, he maintained a lifelong interest in hand surgery, and served as President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He was a major contributor to the specialized area of congenital anomalies of the upper extremity with many publications in this field including a landmark paper on "The Classification of Congenital Hand Anomalies." Entin received the Distinguished Service Award in November, 1994, from the Royal Victoria Hospital. He was President of the Canadian Authors Association and a longtime member of the McGill Chapter of Sigma Xi, serving many years Second Vice-President.

Scope and Content

The fonds contains materials that Dr. M. Entin collected for his biography of Dr. Archibald. Mainly include articles relate to tuberculosis, pancreatitis, wound healing, history of surgery, and scientific writing. It also includes letters from Edward Archibald to Mrs. Archibald, letters to Archibald from William Osler and Sir Henry Gray, addenda of Archibald’s world journey in 1936, and articles by Archibald. Some draft chapters of the biography of Dr. Archibald and research data for 100th Anniversary of Royal Victoria Hospital can also be found in the fonds.

Finding Aids

Complete inventory list available.

Custodial History

Boxes 4 and 5 (material on Archibald biography) received from Lonnie Weatherby, May, 2011.



Source of Supplied Title Proper

Title based on the documents in the fonds.

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Archibald, Edward William, 1872-1945
Entin, Martin
McGill University Doctors
McGill University Hospitals
Osler, Sir William, 1849-1919