Benjamin Franklin Royer fonds

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Benjamin Franklin Royer fonds

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MS-13-35, SF Box 67, Folder 1

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12 pages

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Biographical history

Dr. Royer was born near Middleburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1870. He received his early education at the Montgomery Township school, the Northern Illinois Normal School, and Mercersburg Academy. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1899 and worked as an intern at the Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia from 1899-1900.

Amongst his many professional appointments, he worked at Jefferson Hospital (1902-1903), the Contagious Disease Hospital (1903-1908), the [Pennsylvania] State Department of Health (1908-1919, 1947-1948), and the Halifax Health Commission in Massachusetts (1919-1923). He continued his work with positions at the American Child Health Association (1924-1925), the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness (1926-1932), the State Emergency Child Health Committee (1933-1938), and the State Sanatorium at Cresson (1943-1947).

Dr. Royer was a Fellow in the College of Physicians at Philadelphia, the American Medical Association, and was involved with other professional activities. He was employed by the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University as a Lecturer of Medical Jurisprudence (1919-1921) and later as Director of the Public Health Course for Nurses (1920-1923). He passed away on February 16, 1961 at his home in Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

Custodial history

The materials were accessioned by the Dalhousie University Archives in 1984. The custodial history is unknown.

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Fonds consists of lecture notes and newspaper clippings.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Benjamin Franklin Royer fonds, MS-13-35, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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

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