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Alexander MacDonald Fonds

Alexander MacDonald Fonds

Physical Description

0,1 cm of textual records. – 7 photographs


1889 – [194-]

Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Alexander MacDonald was born on October 29, 1863 in Mongenais, Québec. His interest in medicine developed during a recovery from tetanus. He graduated from McGill with a degree in Medicine in 1889. He practiced all his life in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, where he purchased a building and turned it into a hospital. He also donated his time as a physician to nuns and clerics at a local convent. He died on March 1, 1952.

Scope and Content

The fonds illustrates Alexander MacDonald’s work as a medical student and physician and includes photographs, a thank you card, and biographical notes by his granddaughter. Additionally, the Osler Library Artifact Collection houses his 1889 Bausch & Lomb microscope.

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated to the Osler Library by Alexander MacDonald’s granddaughter, Mrs. Barbara McPhee, in 2010.


The documents are in English.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Title based on the documents in the fonds.

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Macdonald, Alexander