Eva Mader MacDonald fonds

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Eva Mader MacDonald fonds

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MS-13-26, SF Box 65, Folder 8

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21 pages

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Born in 1902 in Halifax, Dr. Mader MacDonald graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1927 followed by a year employed at the Nova Scotia Sanatorium. She relocated to Toronto where she obtained a Diploma of Public Health from the University of Toronto School of Hygiene, after which she began her long association with the Women's College Hospital (1929-1968).

During her time at the Women's College, she worked as Staff Physician, Bacteriologist, Director of Laboratories (1947-1952), Chief of the Outpatient Department, and Director of Hospital Health Services (1952-1956). During the war years, she grew penicillin intended for use by the Canadian Armed Forces.

In 1952, Dr. Mader MacDonald established a private practice in Toronto, which she maintained for ten years. She was honoured as Alumnus of the Year from Dalhousie University in 1974 in addition to accepting the award of Honorary Doctor of Laws. She also received the same honour from Mount St. Vincent University. In 1974, Dr. Mader MacDonald was appointed Chancellor of the University of Toronto. She passed away in April of 1997.

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

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Fonds consists of an address titled "My Family and Other Relations," which was presented to the Academy of Medicine in Toronto, 1975.

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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], Eva Mader MacDonald fonds, MS-13-26, 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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