Collection - Barclay McKone Papers

Barclay McKone Papers

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Barclay McKone Papers

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(1914-2006)

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Dr. Barclay McKone graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1940. He began working in Tuberculosis treatment in Hamilton, and then in London, Ontario. In 1951, McKone became medical superintendent of the Moose Factory Indian Hospital, where he worked to tackle the problem of tuberculosis among the Indigenous population of James Bay and the east coast of Hudson Bay. In the summer of 1955, McKone led a medical survey in the Eastern Arctic, which covered the areas of Lake Harbour, Baffin Island; Cape Dorset; Fox Basin; and Sugluk on the north shore of Quebec.

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