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Maurice McGregor Fonds

Maurice McGregor Fonds

Physical Description

16 cm textual records. – 4 photographs. – 1 silk Bethune portrait. – 1 paper-cut Bethune portrait. – 16 Bethune stamps.



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Maurice McGregor, MB, BCh, MD, FRCP(C), FRCP(London), FACC, O.C., trained in medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Following military service during World War Two with the British 8th army and the US 5th army (1943-1946), McGregor went on to study cardiology in London, England. From 1950 onwards, he was a clinician, teacher, and researcher at his alma mater until 1957 when he joined the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. He has served terms as Head of Cardiology and Physician-in-Chief at the Royal Victoria Hospital, as well as Vice-Principal and Dean of Medicine (1968-1973) at McGill University. Dr. McGregor also served terms as the Bethune Exchange Professor at Peking Medical College (Beijing Medical College) in 1973 and as Dean of Medicine at his alma mater from 1984-1987.

Over the course of his career, McGregor has published over 180 articles, chiefly in the fields of cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology, medical education, and health policy. Dr. McGregor has had experience as both a consumer and a producer of HTAs and Clinical Practice Guidelines – the former as a member of numerous hospitals’ governing boards, and the latter as the founding president of Quebec’s HTA agency, the Conseil d’évaluation des technologies de la santé du Québec (1988-1994), founding board member of the Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment, and as chair and editor of Canada’s Guidelines for the Management of Breast Cancer (1994-1998). McGregor is a cardiologist, founding chair of the Technology Assessment Unit of the McGill University Health Centre, and recipient of the Order of Canada (2010). He is Professor Emeritus at McGill University.

Scope and Content

The content of the fonds includes letters, photographs, and official documents surrounding the Norman Bethune McGill-China Professorship Exchange at Peking Medical College, in addition to medical pamphlets, typed addresses, several commemorative Norman Bethune items. There are various Chinese tourist brochures and maps that McGregor collected during his travels in China, as well as newspaper clippings, reprints, and copies of articles collected by McGregor about China and medicine in the mid-1970s.

Finding Aids

Inventory list available.

Custodial History

Materials accumulated by Dr. Maurice McGregor and donated to the Osler Library in 2015.


Documents are in English, some in Mandarin

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Title based on the content of the fonds. Folder names are from M. McGregor’s original folder names.

Retrieval Number




Bethune, Norman
McGill University - History
McGill University Doctors
McGregor, Maurice
Norman Bethune McGill-China Exchange Professorship