File Neilson_WJ - Neilson, William Johnson

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Neilson, William Johnson

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(4 March 1854 - 17 July 1903)

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Education: MD CM(McGill)1878; registered in Manitoba 1881;
Positions: Professor of Anatomy 1887/88-1902/03; City Medical Health Officer, Winnipeg 1883-?; MPP, North Winnipeg 1899-1903; Faculty Treasurer

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The William Johnson Neilson file contains the following material:

0. Obits.: Canadian Lancet and Practitioner v28:452, 1903; Canada Lancet v37:81, 1903; Manitoba Free Press 18, 20 July 1903:pp8 & 9; Wpg Daily Trib 1903: 17,18,20 July 1903; The Telegram 18 July 1903(p3); Morning Telegram 20 July 1903 (incl photo); 1 unknown; Morning Telegram 18 July 1903 & 14 Jan 1904 (27pp)

1. Early Manitoba Anatomists TVN Persaud Man Med 62(4)1972:160 (3pp)

2. “A Brief History of Anatomy at the University of Manitoba”, TVN Persaud, Anat Anz., Jena 153 (1983):3 (3pp)

3. Copy of Minutes from Special Meeting of the Faculty, 17 July 1903 (1p)

4. Medical Memoranda: A teacher of anatomy: Dr WS England MMR 37(8):575, Oct 1957 (1p)

5. Biographical note from RB Mitchell’s Medicine in Manitoba p65 (1p)

6. Manitoba Vital Statistics Deaths Index entry (1p)

7. Synopsis of WJN’s life, 24 Oct 2006 compiled for Family Medicine to go with portrait in their boardroom (1p)

8. Election to Man Legislature Dec 7, 1899 incl run-up to the election: The Wpg Daily Trib 22, 23, 24, 30 Nov & 8 Dec 1899; Man Free Press 8, 9, 29 Dec 1899; Morning Telegram 22 Mar, 8 July, 21, 27 & 30 Nov, 6 & 8 Dec 1899 (pp48)

9. Compilation notes of newspaper references 1899 and 1903 (2pp)

10. Pages from Annual Announcements for Manitoba Medical College from 1900 listing WJN as Treasurer of the Faculty. The Annual Announcement from 1895/96 also so lists him. Annual Announcements: 1888/89; 1890/91; 1897/98; 1900 (6pp)

11. “ ‘The Health Board’ What Dr. Neilson Says in His Annual Report” Wpg Daily Sun Jan 13, 1885 (1p)

12. E-mail corres with Mary Houde on the Reference Desk in the McGill University Archives (2pp)

13. A Medical Student of the 90's by SJ Elkin (MD1894 (Man)) MMR v24(12) Dec 1944 (2pp)

14. “The Search for W.J. Neilson, The Lost Professor” - compilation: (3pp)

15. Library and Archives Canada references for WJN files (2p)

16. "For Dr. Neilson, A Warm Meeting of the Hebrews" Morning Telegram 31 July 1899 (4pp)

17. Elected Honorary Pres of Victoria Lacrosse club Morning Telegram 16 Apr 1901 (3pp)

18. "The Destitute Italians" WJN's communication re the Italians as city health officer Wpg Daily Sun 15 Jan 1884 (4pp)

19. Notice of partnership between AR Taylor and WJN in Personals Morning Telegram 10 June 1901 (3pp)

20. In the Legislature: Medical Act bill Morning Telegram 9 June 1900; WJN comments re Election Act Morning Telegram 11 Mar 1903 (6pp)

21. Student card and obituary of Arthur Robert Taylor who became WJN's partner in 1901. See General Biographical files under Taylor, Arthur Robert (1p)
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  • Morning Telegram 21 Dec 1899 ref to WJN’s popularity in account of Medicals’ Dinner (copy in file 4.2.1(1))
  • small photos in 1896, 1897, 1898 and 1903 class graduation photographs

(MPC 3.2 #s 037, 003, 004, 006);

  • portrait in Family Medicine boardroom

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