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Francis Lothian McNaughton

Francis Lothian McNaughton

Physical Description

43 cm of textual records. – 216 photographs. – 116 drawings. – 100 slides. – 3 postcards. – 2 film reels. – 1 technical drawing.



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Francis Lothian McNaughton was born in Westmount, Quebec, in 1906. He was educated at McGill University where he received a B.A. in 1927, a M.D.,C.M. from the Faculty of Medicine in 1931, winning the Holmes Medal for outstanding achievement, and a M.Sc. in 1941. Between 1933 and 1934, Dr. McNaughton undertook his postgraduate training in London, England (Guy’s Hospital, Maida Vale, and Queen Square). He then carried out research at the Montreal Neurological Institute (1935-1938). Dr. McNaughton taught at McGill University (lecturer of neurology, 1940-1944, assistant professor of neurology, 1945-1951, associate professor of neurology, 1952-1958, professor of neurology, 1959-1973, professor emeritus of neurology, 1974-1986). In 1951, Dr. McNaughton was also a neurologist at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the Royal Victoria Hospital. A year later he was appointed Neurologist-in-Chief, retaining this position until 1968. Dr. McNaughton died on Feb. 27, 1986.

Scope and Content

The fonds illustrates Dr. McNaughton’s work as a neurosurgeon and consists of correspondence, letters, articles, newspaper clippings, obituaries, photographs, slides, research material and notes, course material, annual reports and drafts of his work. The fonds is divided into three (3) series.

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Custodial History

The fonds was transferred to the Osler Library from the Montreal Neurological Institute in 1986. This was part of accession 864.


The documents are in English

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Based on the documents in the fonds.

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Subject Files, 1934-1981

Correspondence, 1940-1983

Visual Items, 1936-1980


McGill University Doctors
McGill University Hospitals
McNaughton, Francis Lothian, 1906-1986
Montreal Neurological Institute