Front cover has stamped gold lettering that reads, "Obstetrics, // Gynecology, // And Pediatrics. // K. N. FENWICK, M.A., M.D."; title page reads, "MANUAL // OF // Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Pediatrics // BY // KENNETH N. FENWICK, M.A., M.D. // Prof. Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children, Royal College of // Physicians and Surgeons in affiliation with Queen's University, // Kingston; Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England; // Fellow of the Obstetrical Society, Edinburgh; and // Surgeon to the Kingston General Hospital // KINGSTON, ONTARIO: // JOHN HENDERSON & CO., // 1889"; handwritten on page: "Dr. K. N. Fenwick M.D. died on Tuesday // Jan. 21st at 10:45 pm from blood poisoning // incurred while performing an operation // for appendicitis on Thursday Jan 16th // Last operation on Friday at 11 A.M. for // cancer of stomach // Last Lecture on Friday 17th at 2 P.M. on // post partum Hemorrhage // Buried on Friday 24th at 2 P.M."
Storage Room 2005
Length 18.5 cm x Width 12.6 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
The cloth cover shows wear and water damage; the spine is damaged and pulling away from the book; it has been repaired with masking tape which is getting discoloured and brittle; the pages are complete and flexible with some discolouration, especially at the edges; many pages have fold marks at their upper right corners; there are many handwritten notes on the blank pages included in the book for that purpose.
Further details about dr Fenwick: "A Blessing to the citizens and neighbourhood at large: Dr. Kenneth N. Fenwick and late 19th-century surgery at the Fenwick operating theatre, Kingston, Ontario" (Museum of Health Care at Kingston, 2004); Margaret Angus in Kingston General Hospital: A Social and Institutional History, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal 1973); "The Women's Medical College, 1877-1893," Queen's 175th Anniversary;
"Manual of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Pediatrics", published in 1889, 277-page, can be read online
Late on the evening of Jan. 21, 1896, Fenwick died at home and buried at Cataraqui Cemetery. Fenwick was survived by his third wife of only six months, Miriam MacPherson, and three children from earlier marriages. Facing much sadness, Fenwick was twice widowed. His first wife died of tuberculosis; his second wife died after falling down the stairs shortly after giving birth to a daughter. The Fenwick family lived at 141 King St. E. in what is now the Hotel Belvedere.