Fonds 008 - Newfoundland Medical Association fonds

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Newfoundland Medical Association fonds

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CA NL0001 008

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1 photograph
20 cm textual material

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The photograph was in the possession of Dr. Ian Rusted and was transferred to the Faculty of Medicine Founders’ Archive in February 2000 as part of the Dr. Ian Rusted fonds.
The papers of Dr. Whelan, president of NMA were donated to the archive by his wife in June 2010.

Scope and content

The photograph contains names of 46 delegates who attended the 1926 Annual Meeting of the Newfoundland Medical Association.
Dr. Whelan’s papers cover the time he was president of the NMA (1968-1969) and consist of minutes of the various committees of the NMA, correspondence, annual reports and proceedings of an open meeting of a planning conference for the Health Sciences Centre (1966). Pertinent issues in Dr. Whelan’s time as NMA president include: planning for the medical school, introduction of Medicare (MCP), and inefficiencies in outpatient care.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

  1. Photograph, 1926
  2. NMA Minutes
    2.1. Medical Advisory Committee, February 1968 - January 1970
    2.2. Miscellaneous Minutes, November 1968-September 1969
    2.3. NMA Executive Minutes, 11 February, 1969-21 March 1970
    2.4. Excerpts from Exec minutes concerning specialists 1962-1969
  3. Newfoundland Medical Directory, 1969
  4. Planning Conference for a Health Sciences Centre, MUN Sept 1,2,3, 1966. Proceedings of an open meeting, Sept 3, 1966
  5. NMA AGM Minutes and Reports
    5.1. NMA Minutes and Reports AGM 1969
    5.2. NMA Minutes and Reports AGM 1970
  6. Correspondence June 1968 - March 1970
  7. By-Laws of the Medical Staff of the Salvation Army - Grace Hospital. St. John’s, Nfld. February 1966

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The photograph was acquired from Dr. Ian Rusted in February 2000. The papers of Dr. Whelan were acquired from Mrs. Marie Whelan in June 2010.


Photograph had been labelled with names of delegates and dated.
When the papers of Dr. Whelan arrived at the Founders’ Archive, there was some degree of order present. This formed the framework for further arrangement of the collection. The minutes and correspondence are arranged chronologically.

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  • English

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There are some restrictions on access to or use of this material. Some restrictions are due to the fragility of the original materials, in these cases, a photocopy of the original is available.

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All materials in this fonds are protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance from the copyright holder(s).

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Associated materials

See also Coll -038 Newfoundland Medical Board for a copy of the NMA Annual Dinner Menu, 1955. Coll - 001 Dr. Ian Rusted, Series 1.05: Newfoundland Medical Association (NMA), 1964-1986; 21.0: Newfoundland Medical Association (NMA), 1964-1981

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Created - May 29, 2013

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