H.L. Scammell.  A Brief History of Medicine in Nova Scotia – Part 3.  Dalhousie Medical Journal, Volume 19, Number 4, 1966.

Brief Descriptive articles (approximately 30) on the history and/or early practice of medicine in Nova Scotia, researched and written by Dr. Allan Marble, and appearing on The Medical History Society of Nova Scotia’s website as Vignettes:


Barbara Keddy, Mary LeDrew, Bonny Thompson, Liz Nowaczek, Margie Stewart and Ruth Englehart.  The Nurse as Mother Surrogate: Oral Histories of Nova Scotia Nurses from the 1920s and 1930s.  Health Care for Women International, 5(4):181-193, 1984.

Gloria Stephens;  Positive Initiatives from a Disastrous Explosion.

Gloria Stephens; The VGH Alumni Connections to the Name Florence Nightingale.

Gloria Stephens; 1917 – The VG Hospital and the Halifax Explosion.

Gloria Stephens; VG Nurses and Staff who Served Halifax Explosion 1917.

Gloria Stephens; Nursing Activities first Promoted in Canada & Maritimes.

Gloria Stephens; Early Tuberculosis in Nova Scotia.

Gloria Stephens; Suffrage Organization in Nova Scotia: Council of Women.

Gloria Stephens; #7 Dalhousie Stationary Medical Unit WWI – A Nursing Perspective.

Jon Tattrie, CBC Interview with Gloria Stephens; The Nurses who Repaid Halifax’s 1917 Debt to Boston.


Doug Chaytor.  Some Reflections in the Founding of the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada and its Symbolism.  APC FrontLine | PremièreLigne Winter 2019-20. pp 21-22.

Alison Delory. Dentistry alum served in WWII then Korea with the Royal Canadian Dental Corps. Dalhousie University Alumni Story, posted November 7, 2023.

Deanna Foster. Arrabelle MacKenzie: Our First Female Dentistry Graduate. pp 26-27. Alumni Anchor. The Alumni Magazine of the Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University. 2019, 2020.

Oskar Sykora. Dr. L.E. Van Buskirk. Pioneer maritime dentist was first to use anaesthetic in surgical operation in Canada. J Can Dent Assoc. 1987 Dec;53(12):907-9.

Dorothy Grant.  Local History: Nova Scotia’s First Black Woman Dentist.


Mary E. MacCara.  Combatting Spanish Influenza: Focus on Pharmacists, Pharmacies and Drugs.  Canadian Pharmacists Journal CPJ 153(6): 335-342, 2020.

History papers concerning Nova Scotia Pharmacy presented at the annual meetings of the Nova Scotia Pharmaceutical Society and published in the Proceedings of the Annual Meetings of the Nova Scotia Pharmaceutical Society (1928-1940):

1928 – W.L. Ormond. The Pioneer Druggists of Cape Breton
1929 – R.C. Fuller. Cumberland County
1933 – L.V. Harris. History of Pharmacy in Digby County
1933 – W.L. Ormond. Pharmacy in Pictou County
1933 – L.V. Harris. Pharmacy in Annapolis County
1935 – W.L. Ormond. Pharmacy in Antigonish County
1935 – W.L. Ormond. Pharmacy in Guysboro County
1935 – L.V. Harris. A Brief History of Pharmacy in Shelburne County 
1936 – W.L. Ormond. Pharmacy in Colchester County
1936 – L.V. Harris. A Brief History of Pharmacy in Yarmouth County
1937 – H.D. Madden. The History of Pharmacy in Queens County
1937 – H.E. Wilson. The History of Pharmacy in Hants County
1938 – George T. MacDonald. History of Shelburne County Drugstores
1938 – H.E. Wilson and G.C. MacDougall. History of Pharmacy in Kings County
1938 – W.L. Ormond. The Hospitallers of St. John of God, Louisbourg
1940 – Henry Curtis. Pharmacy in Halifax
1940 – W.L. Ormond. Dispensers of Charity (Louisbourg 1716-1758)


Michael J.  Wong.  Competence and compassion: A history of the Halifax Infirmary.  Dalhousie Medical Journal DMJ. Fall 2017, 44(1).

Michael J.  Wong.  Little Hospital on the South Common: A History of the Victoria General Hospital.  Dalhousie Medical Journal DMJ, Spring 2019,45(2).

Michael J. Wong.  Amazing Grace: A History of the Grace Maternity Hospital in Halifax.  Dalhousie Medical Journal DMJ, Fall 2019, 46(1).

Michael J. Wong.  Where No Child Knocks in Vein: A History of the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital for Children.  Dalhousie Medical Journal (DMJ), Summer 2020, 46(2).