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Elizabeth Logan Fonds

Elizabeth Logan Fonds

Physical Description

4 cm of textual records



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Elizabeth Logan was an important figure in the development of nursing education and the nursing profession, both in Canada and internationally. She received her first degree in biology from Acadia University in 1932. She subsequently received her master’s in nursing from Yale University in 1934. She went on to accept a position at Boston Children’s Hospital as a nurse on a research study, which focused on children with cerebral palsy. In the 1940’s, she joined the McGill School of Nursing, serving as a faculty member and eventually as acting director from 1963-1964 and director from 1964-1973. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, she did extensive consulting in the development of nursing internationally, and wrote several reports on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the Caribbean Community Secretariat. In 1972, she served as president of the Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (CAUSN, now CASN), when it became the first accrediting body for university nursing programs in Canada (from “The School’s Undergraduate Programs Obtain Full Accreditation” by Madeleine Buck and “Elizabeth Logan” by Susan E. French in McGill Nursing In Focus: Building on Strengths, Autumn, 2010, p. 5, 15-17, http://www.mcgill.ca/files/nursing/2010_NursingInFocus_WEB.pdf.

Scope and Content

The fonds illustrates Elizabeth Logan’s work in the field of nursing and consists of articles, speeches, reports, and other publications.

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated to the Osler Library in 2010.


The documents are in English.

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Logan, Elizabeth