Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00687 - Barclay McKone Papers

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Barclay McKone Papers


  • 1946-1993 (Creation)

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1 box (0.13 metres)

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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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Gift of Barclay McKone, 1994 and 1996.

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This collection contains manuscripts for McKone’s book-length works: Moose Factory Indian Hospital, Eastern Arctic Medical and X-Ray Survey 1955, Dr. Barclay McKone - Life as a Medical Doctor since Graduation from U of T. Also included are drafts and published versions of the articles: A post sanatorium institution for rehabilitation in Tuberculosis (1946) and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis veteran western counties veterans' lodge, London, Ontario (1948). Further material is also included pertaining to McKone’s activities after retirement, such as architectural model building and the preservation of park land in Peterborough, Ontario.

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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