Halifax (N.S.: County). Jail Physician

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Halifax (N.S.: County). Jail Physician

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  • Halifax (N.S.: County). Jail Surgeon

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Dates of existence

[192-?] - [1969?]


The Jail Physician was responsible for overseeing the medical care of County Jail inmates and reporting on their condition annually to council. The physician appears to have made regular visits, examined new prisoners, and also to have made special visits when requested by the jailor. Known persons to have held the position of Jail Physician include: Dr. W.D. Forrest, Dr. A. McD. Morton, Dr. Hugh MacKinnon, Dr. J.H. Charman, and Dr. M.N. Watt.


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Halifax (N.S.: County). County Council (1879 - 1996)

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Halifax (N.S.: County). County Council

is the superior of

Halifax (N.S.: County). Jail Physician

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24.18|Source: County Council reports and minutes, 1942.


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