Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00353 (Downsview Offsite) - Theodore George Harwood Drake Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00353 (Downsview Offsite)


Theodore George Harwood Drake Papers


  • 1924-1996 (Creation)

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11 boxes and mapcase

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Biographical history

Theodore George Harwood Drake was born in 1891 in Webbwood, Ont. The family moved to North Bay, Ont., where he received his primary and secondary school education. He attended the University of Toronto, obtaining his M.B. in 1914. He interned for a year at the Toronto General Hospital before joining the Royal Army Medical Corps. On his return to Canada, he spent four years practising medicine in Saskatchewan before moving to Toronto to do graduate work at the Hospital for Sick Children. In 1928, he was appointed to the clinical and research staff of the Hospital for Sick Children and to the Department of Paediatrics of the University of Toronto. His research in cooperation with Dr. Frederick Tisdall under Dr. Alan Brown let in 1934 to the development of the infant food Pablum. In 1949, he succeeded Dr. Tisdale as Director of the Research Laboratories at the Hospital for Sick Children, a position he held until his retirement. He died in 1959.

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The collection consists of miscellaneous materials relating to Drake's career as a paediatrician and collector of medical artefacts and books. It contains a collection of various manuscript and printed materials, largely in French, on paediatrics.

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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: Please note that this material requires 2 business days to retrieve.

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  • English
  • French

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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