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George Kerr Thomson fonds
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MS-13-72, SF Box 79, Folder 24
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Dr. Thomson was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick on March 26, 1870. Upon moving to Annapolis, Nova Scotia, he successfully passed the pharmaceutical examination in 1888. He graduated from Philadelphia Dental College in 1892 and returned to Annapolis to practice.
In 1897, Dr. Thomson relocated to Halifax and established a dental practice, which he maintained until 1935. He also played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Maritime Dental College and taught at Dalhousie from its onset in 1908. In 1924, he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry and held this post for one year.
Dr. Thomson was an active member in several professional associations, including President of the Nova Scotia Dental Society (1897-98), Canadian Army Dental Corps (1915-18), Chairman of the Oral Hygiene Education Committee (1921-26), the Nova Scotia Representative for Dominion Dental Council (1922-35), Fellow of the American College of Dentists (1925), and President of the Canadian Dental Association (1925-26).
He passed away in early 1935.
The materials were accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1978. The custodial history is unknown.
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Fonds consists of four papers on dental care.
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Previously filed as fonds no. MS-2-316.
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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.
Further accruals are possible, but not expected.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], George Kerr Thomson fonds, MS-13-72, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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