Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00243 2B Annex - Dorothy Foster Chubb Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00243 2B Annex


Dorothy Foster Chubb Papers


  • 1930 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

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1 oversize box (0.6 metres)

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Biographical history

Dorothy Foster Chubb was born in Hamilton in 1908 and moved to Toronto the following year. She attended Central Technical School and the Ontario College of Art before continuing her art studies at the Departments of Art as Applied to Medicine at both the University of Toronto and John Hopkins University Medical School. In 1939, she became a freelance artist for the General Medical Illustration and Lettering. Among the books she's illustrated include Harold Crouch's Surgery of the Hand (1939), J.C. Boilean Grant's An Atlas of Anatomy (various editions) and Kevin L. Moore's Clinically Oriented Anatomy.

Archival history

The drawings were transferred from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine to the Thomas Fisher Library in December 1983.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine to Fisher Library, December 1983.

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Forty-four plates (numbered 1-41) of original scientific drawings.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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All drawings are signed by the artist and measure approx. 0.5 x 0.3 metres. The drawings were prepared in graphite and coloured pencils in 1930 under the supervision of Max Brodel, the director of the Department of Arts as Applied to Medicine, John Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore.

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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