Fonds MG 23 - A.A. Bailey fonds

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A.A. Bailey fonds

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MG 23

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  • 1953-1963 (inclusive) ; 1955-1958 (predominant) (Creation)

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0.4 m of textual records

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Allan Archibald Bailey was born March 22, 1910 in Strathcona, Alberta. He attended the University of Toronto, where he received his Doctor of Medicine in 1935. He did postgraduate work at the University of Minnesota, earning a Master of Science in Neurology and Psychiatry in 1940. Dr. Bailey married Dr. Mary Marshall in 1938. He served in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War Two as a specialist in neuropsychiatry. After the war, he worked in Montreal and then at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he was head of the Section of Neurology. He joined the University of Saskatchewan in 1954 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Head of Neurology. He was promoted to full Professor in 1957. Dr. Bailey was President of the Canadian Neurological Society from 1957 to 1958. In 1962, he was promoted to head of the Department of Medicine in the College of Medicine and Chief of the Department of Medicine at University Hospital. Dr. Bailey and his wife helped found the Unitarian Fellowship of Saskatoon. He died on October 3, 1967.

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This fond consists of personal and general correspondence of Dr. Bailey with his medical colleagues in Minnesota and Saskatchewan. Some of the correspondence relates to the implementation of Medicare in Saskatchewan and the doctor’s strike. The fonds also includes files relating to Dr. Bailey's work with the Canadian Neurological Society and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It also includes minutes and memorandums from the Department of Medicine and the Laboratory and X-Ray Committee of the University Hospital.

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The fonds has been organized into four series: correspondence, Canadian Neurological Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Department of Medicine. Material is organized chronologically within each file.

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