Fonds 038 - Newfoundland Medical Board fonds

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Newfoundland Medical Board fonds

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CA NL0001 038

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  • 1894-2006 (Creation)
    Newfoundland Medical Board

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1 m textual records

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Administrative history

The Newfoundland Medical Board was established in 1893 as a statutory body by the Legislative Council and House of Assembly of the Colony of Newfoundland with powers for “the making and enforcing of measures necessary for the regulation and practice of medicine, and the protection and preservation of life and health”.
The Medical Act, 2005 continued the Newfoundland Medical Board under the name of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Custodial history

The majority of the collection was transferred to the Faculty of Medicine Founders’ Archive from the Rooms, Provincial Archives Division, from an unprocessed accession. Many directories were also provided by the Newfoundland Medical Board directly. Where several copies of a directory were transferred, two copies were selected for permanent retention and the remainder given to the Health Sciences Library for their collection or disposal.

Scope and content

The collection includes Newfoundland Medical Board Directories (1915-2006) and Registers of licenses issued by the Newfoundland Medical Board (1894-1982). Newfoundland Medical Board Directories are an annual publication providing a complete list of medical practitioners resident in Newfoundland who are registered and licensed. Their professional address, and the date and location of their alma mater are given. The registers of licenses issued to medical practitioners usually indicate the doctor’s name, the date they were given the license, their address, the license number, and their alma mater. A menu from the Newfoundland Medical Association’s annual dinner (1955) is also in the collection.

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Material is arranged in the following series:
1.0 Newfoundland Medical Board Directories, 1915-2006
2.0 Newfoundland Medical Board Registers, 1894-1982
3.0 Newfoundland Medical Association miscellaneous material, 1955

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  • English

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There are no restrictions on access to or use of the materials in this fonds.

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Users should be aware that copyright regulations state that any copy of archival material is to be used solely for research or private study. Any use of copied materials for any other purpose may require the authorization of the copyright owner. It is the patron’s responsibility to obtain such authorization.

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Faculty of Medicine Founders’ Archive finding aid #038. Item level control

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See also Coll 008: Newfoundland Medical Association.

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Further accruals are expected.

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