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Portrait of Dr. Helen MacMurchy [portrait]

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Dates
1901
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Photograph
Accession Number
002050289
Description
A black and white photo of a woman, she is standing sideways but looking into the camera, she wears a dark coloured overcoat with silver buttons that run the length of the front of the jacket and appear on the sleeves as well, she is holding a rolled up paper in her hand, she wears a light coloured…
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Accession Number
002050289
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Photograph
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Description
A black and white photo of a woman, she is standing sideways but looking into the camera, she wears a dark coloured overcoat with silver buttons that run the length of the front of the jacket and appear on the sleeves as well, she is holding a rolled up paper in her hand, she wears a light coloured shirt and dark coloured hat, her eyes are light coloured and her dark-coloured hair is tied up under the hat.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Hunter & Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1901
Date Remarks
Graduation date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the front: "HUNTER & CO. TORONTO"; handwritten on the back: "Dr. Helen McMurchy // [illeg.] McMurchy // D. Oct. '53, age 91"; printed on the back: "Hunter & Co. // Artists // & // Photographers // 107 // King St West, // Toronto."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Assorted Binder A, pg. 21 a
Length
10.5 cm
Width
6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Stable: On the front: slight soiling all over, slight fading of the photo, small tear on upper left edge; on the back: slight soiling.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://famouscanadianwomen.com/famous%20firsts/medical%20professionals.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_MacMurchy
Research Facts
Helen MacMurchy Born January 7, 1862. Died October 8, 1953. In 1901 Helen graduated with a medical degree from the University of Toronto and interned as the first woman doctor with the Toronto General Hospital. She went on to be the first woman doctor to do post graduate studies at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. In 1909 she conducted a survey of the high infant death rates experienced in cities at the turn of the century. In 1914 she wrote a popular book, 'A Little Talk About Baby'.
In 1915 she was appointed the inspector of the feeble minded in Ontario. Sadly her actions to persuade the government that eugenics was the answer to preventing degenerate babies led to the wrongful sterilization of many immigrants.
Helen was the first editor of the Canadian Nurses Journal. In 1920 she was placed in charge of the federal government’s new Division of Child Welfare and was responsible for the contents of some of the government published Blue Books with advice on caring for children. These little books were published in multiple languages including Cree.
It was in the 1920’s that she made a special study of medical inspection of schools, child welfare and public health in England and the United States.
In 1934 she was inducted as Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). In 1949 she was named one of the leading women doctors in the western world. In 1997 she was declared a Person of National Historic Significance.
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Psychiatric Nursing, 6th edition [text book]

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Dates
1962
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
Nursing
Psychiatry
Accession Number
010042008
Description
Rectangular burgundy hard cover book with a sewn binding; title and author names embossed on the front cover and spine in gold ink inside a decorative gold rectangle; contains many monochrome photographs inside, handwritten in blue ink on the first page facing the front cover is "Constance Cox".
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Accession Number
010042008
Author
Katharine McLean Steele, R.N., B.S., Maguerite Lucy Manfreda, R.N., M.A.
Category
Archival Items
Education Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
Nursing
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Psychiatric Nursing
Psychiatry
Nursing
Nursing -- handbooks
Books
Description
Rectangular burgundy hard cover book with a sewn binding; title and author names embossed on the front cover and spine in gold ink inside a decorative gold rectangle; contains many monochrome photographs inside, handwritten in blue ink on the first page facing the front cover is "Constance Cox".
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by donor’s great aunt, Connie Cox (20 Aug 1939- 5 June 2010), while working at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital for over 35 years. Ontario Hospital Kingston Nursing School, Grad 1962.
Maker
F. A. Davis Company, Publishers
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1962
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream
fabric: burgundy
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "PSYCHIATRIC // NURSING // STEELE and MANFREDA"; printed on spine: "PSYCHIATRIC NURSING // STEELE and MANFREDA // 6TH // EDITION // DAVIS"; handwritten on first page: "Constance Cox."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
22.3 cm
Width
15.3 cm
Depth
2.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Edges of spine fraying slightly, top left corner of back cover with minor bent
Copy Type
reproduction
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