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Dr. Allan Marble








Biographical Information: Allan Everett Marble

Residential, Educational and Family History: Born: Truro, Nova Scotia, 1939; Education: Colchester County Academy, Dalhousie University (Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees, three undergraduate and two graduate scholarships.) Married: three daughters and three grandchildren.

Appointments and Involvement in Scientific and Medical Research:

  • Member Dalhousie Students’ Council, 1959-1960.

  • Lieutenant, Canadian Army, Kingston, Ontario. 1963-1966.

  • Assistant Professor in the Faculties of Arts and Science, St. Francis Xavier University, 1967-1968.

  • Assistant and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, 1970-1996.

  • Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University, 1970- the present.

  • Director of Research, Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, 1989-1996.

  • Appointed Professor Emeritus, Dalhousie University, in 2000.

  • Affiliated Scientist, Victoria General Hospital, 1990-1996. Founder and Acting Director of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University. Recipient of research grants from the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Medical Research Council, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (in excess of $1,300,000). Member and Chair of a Medical Research Council Grant Committee. Member and Chair of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Grant Committee. Reviewer for the Canadian College of Research Chairs, 2000-2010.


Community Involvement and Recognition:

  • President, Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, 1978-1982.

  • A founder and President of the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia and the Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes.

  • Examiner, Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes, 1982 to present.

  • Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society.

  • Chair, Medical History Society of Nova Scotia

  • Secretary-Treasurer, Dalhousie Society for the History of Medicine, 1986 to present.

  • Board Member of Heritage Trust and the Public Archives of Nova Scotia.

  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Nova Scotia Archives

  • Vice President, Association of Health Sciences Museums and Archives of Nova Scotia

  • President of the Dalhousie University Club.

  • Member of the Discovery Center’s Committee to select scientists for its Hall of Fame.

  • Fellow of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society.

  • Fellow of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society.

  • Silver Medal Recipient of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

  • Recipient of the Avery Medal awarded by the Dalhousie Society for the History of Medicine

  • The Allan E. Marble Prize is awarded annually for research excellence in graduate work in Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University.

  • Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee Medal

  • Certified Genealogist (Canada).



Publications:

  • Eighty-seven journal and fifty-six conference papers published on the cardiovascular system.

  • Fifteen journal articles and biographies relating to the medical history of Nova Scotia published in: The Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Collections of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, The Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, The Nova Scotia Medical Bulletin, and the Nova Scotia Historical Review.

  • Book contributions to: Halifax Street Names, an Illustrated Guide. edited by Shelagh MacKenzie and Scott Robson, Halifax, Formac, 2002; The Haligonians, 100 Fascinating Lives from the Halifax Region. edited by Roma Senn, Halifax, Formac, 2005.

  • Ten books including:


The History and Genealogy of the Hingley Family in Nova Scotia. Truro, Specialty Print, 1966.


Nova Scotians at Home and Abroad. Windsor, Lancelot Press, 1977. Second edition 1986.


A Catalogue of Published Genealogies of Nova Scotia Families. Halifax, Genealogical Committee of Nova Scotia Historical Society, 1979.


The Descendants of James McCabe and Ann Pettigrew. Boston, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1986.


Deaths, Burials, and Probate of Nova Scotians, 1749-1799, From Primary Sources. Halifax, Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia, 2 volumes, 1990.


Surgeons, Smallpox, and the Poor: A History of Medicine and Social Conditions in Nova Scotia, 1749-1799. Montreal, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1993.


Deaths, Burials, and Probate of Nova Scotians, 1800-1850, from Primary Sources. Halifax, Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia, 4 volumes, 1999


Physicians, Pestilence, and the Poor: A History of Medicine and Social Conditions in Nova Scotia, 1800-1867. Victoria, Trafford Press, 2006


The House that Sexton Built: A Century of Outstanding Graduates. Halifax, Dalhousie University, 2007.


The Archibald Family of Nova Scotia. Winnipeg, Freisens Press, 2008.




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