Angus Edward Murray fonds

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Angus Edward Murray fonds

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  • 1929 - 1984 (Creation)

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490 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Angus Edward Murray was a physician and professor of medical jurisprudence at Dalhousie Medical School. Born in Earltown, Pictou County, in 1901, he received his teaching certificate before studying at Dalhousie University, graduating with a BA in 1925 and an MD in 1930. For the next 56 years he practiced medicine in Halifax, also serving as Medical Examiner for the County of Halifax for three decades. He taught at Dalhousie Medical School for twenty years and served as Honorary President of the Dalhousie Medical Association in 1978. Active in professional associations, Dr. Murray was president of the medical staff at the Children's Hospital, Halifax Infirmary, Halifax Medical Society, and the Medico-Legal Society. He was made a senior member of the Medical Society of Nova Scotia. He died in 1986.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Ann MacNearney, daughter of Dr. Murray, in accession (10-86) in 1986.

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Fonds consists of patient records, autopsy reports, correspondence, various medical reports from several institutions, and business records including a ledger and daily journals.

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  • English

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Patient records and autopsy reports are closed. Requests for access must be submitted to Dalhousie University's FOIPOP Officer.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.

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