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2108 Annual Report, President, Gloria Stephens

annual report 2018 (1).pdf 

The next meeting of AHSAMNS will be held at 2565 Roosevelt Ave., Halifax, NS
 on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10 AM.

At the Nova Scotia Legislature

AHSAMNS in Hansard, October 26, 2017 (page 1592)


HON. LENA DIAB « » : I rise today to highlight the work of the Association of Health Sciences Archives and Museums of Nova Scotia. This association has a passion for protecting and documenting Nova Scotia's health sciences history. Founded in January 2009, it has directors from the professions of medicine, nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy, as well as an archivist and a health sciences librarian.

Its president is Gloria Stephens, a graduate of the VG Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1953. The association is working to find a permanent home for its significant collection of health sciences artifacts, antique devices, documents, and memorabilia that date from the mid-1890s onward. Many of these are currently stored in the Abbie J. Lane and the Bethune Building, as well as in private homes. The association's mandate is to preserve the history of the health sciences in Nova Scotia in a location where it can be made available to the public and researchers.

We have a rich and interesting history of the health sciences in our province, with several Canadian firsts. I applaud the association for their commitment to its preservation.

Accessed 26 October 2017

2018 Conference for CAHN (Canadian Association of the History of Nurses)
to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 15, 16 and 17.

3.  Check WEBSITE: https://cahn-achn.ca/annual-conference-2/ 
for information on how to register.

Link to Medical History Society of Nova Scotia

News article in Chronicle Herald 

The Dalhousie Medical History Society invites you to attend its monthly meetings at the Dalhousie University Club.
Speakers are scheduled to start at 7:30 pm
A list of speakers for 2017-2018 is posted below.

2017-2018 Dalhousie Medical History Society Monthly Meeting

 Speaker Schedule

Oct 2   “The Medical Report on the Halifax Explosion” Dr. Jock Murray

“The Scene of a Triumph of Surgery, the Response of Nova Scotia Doctors to the Halifax Explosion” Dr. Allan Marble


Nov 6  “Role of Pharmacists in the Halifax Explosion” Mary MacCara

            “Meaningful Hope in Medicine” Dr. Ian Cameron


Dec 4 “Amputations and the Halifax Explosion” Dr. Karen Keddy

“Remembering the Halifax Explosion, the Beed family, 53 Gerrish Street” Blair Beed 


Jan 8   “Physician-politician: Dr. A. C. Hawkins' involvement with the Halifax Relief Commission during 1918” Dr. David Sutherland

“The General and the Neurosurgeon: the Relationship of General Currie and Wilder Penfield” Dr. Mark Sadler


Feb 5  “The Influence of War on Advances in Anesthesia” Dr. Karim Mukhida

             “Medical History of Pictou County” Dr. Allan Marble


Mar 5  “Trials of Madness:  The Role of Civil Law in the Response to Mental Illness” Dr. James Moran, AMS-Pope Visiting Speaker


Apr 2  “Caesarean Delivery on Maternal Request” Dr. Tom Baskett

            “The History of Surgical Needles and Syringes” Tara Lyle


May 7  Medical Student presentations


           Victoria General Hospital Nurses Alumni meetings at Bethune Building, at 7 pm, are held the first Tuesday of the month in April, May,  October, November and December. Next meeting is October3rd, 2017 at 7 pm.

An interesting link from Dal website re history of occupational therapy



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