Fonds F2004 - Robert E. Macdonald fonds

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Robert E. Macdonald fonds

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CA ON00335 F2004

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  • 1889-1893 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records

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Robert Elgie Macdonald, physician, was born about 1869 in Stratford, Ontario, and died in 1897 and is buried in Stratford. He entered Trinity Medical College, Toronto, in 1889. After graduating in 1893 he received his licence and began to practise in Stratford. He died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-eight.

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Dr. Macdonald's niece, in about 1963, gave the materials to Dr. Robert H. Welch, a cousin of Dr. Macdonald's mother (and a patient).

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Fonds consists of a notebook of lectures in medicine by Dr. W. B. Geikie, 1889-1892; a notebook of lectures in midwifery by Dr. A. Temple, 1889-1893; and a notebook on prescriptions, 1889-1890.

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Fonds was donated in 1993 by Dr. Robert H. Welch of Toronto who received the material from Dr. Macdonald’s niece in the 1960’s.


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