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

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

Allan Everett Marble.  The History of Medicine in Nova Scotia from Confederation to Medicare: the transition from Allopathic Medicine to Scientific Medicine.  Halifax, 2022.

T. Jock Murray.  Noble Goals, Dedicated Doctors: The Story of Dalhousie Medical School.  Halifax, Nimbus Publishing, 2017.

Enid Johnson MacLeod.  Petticoat Doctors: The First Forty Years of Women in Medicine at Dalhousie University.  Halifax, Pottersfield Press, 1990.

Desmond Leddin.  The No. 7 Canadian Stationary Hospital (Dalhousie University) in World War One.  Red Barn Publishing, 2015.

Thomas F. Baskett.  Pages of History in Canadian Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  Toronto.  Rogers Media, 2003.


Nursing History Nova Scotia Reference List, Nursing History Nova Scotia Society.

Gloria (Webb) Stephens.  Remembering Nurses Who Served, Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing Graduates, WWI, WW2, Korea and Viet Nam.  Halifax, MacKenzie Publishing, 2020.

Peter Twohig.  Challenge and Change: A History of the Dalhousie School Of Nursing.  1949-1989, Halifax, Fernwood Publishing, 1997.

Madeleine McCully McNeil.  Memories of the First Nursing School in Nova Scotia: Victoria General Hospital Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1891-1995, To Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of VGH Nursing Alumni.  Halifax, MacKenzie Publishing, 2020.

Joan Carter.  Tears, Trials & Triumphs: A History of the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing, 1891-1995.  Tantallon, NS, Glen Margaret Publishing, 2005.

Barbara Keddy.  Student Nurses in a Small Town Hospital, 1956-1959.  Yarmouth Hospital, Yarmouth Hospital, Yarmouth, NS.  Bridgetown, NS: Printwright Printing Services, 2016.

Barbara Keddy.  The Lamp Was Heavy.  Nova Scotia Nurses-in-Training in the 1950’s. Tantallon, NS.  Glen Margaret Publishing, 2018.

Barbara Keddy. Nightingale’s Vision. Halifax, NS. New World Publishing, 2023.

Joyce G. Langille.  Victorian Order of Nurses, Truro Branch 1899-1989: Ninety Years of Caring.  1991.


Oskar Sykora.  Maritime Dental College and Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry.  Halifax, NS.  Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry and the Nova Scotia Dental Association, 1991.

Donald W. Gullett.  A History of Dentistry in Canada.  Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1971.


Nova Scotia Pharmaceutical Society.  Fiftieth Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Pharmaceutical Society 1875-1925: 50 Years of Pharmacy in Nova Scotia.  Halifax, Nova Scotia Pharmaceutical Society, 1925.

Arnold V. Raison (Ed.).  A Brief History of Pharmacy in Canada.  Toronto, Canadian Pharmaceutical Association, 1967.

Mary E. MacCara.  Dispensing Aid: Druggists and the Halifax Explosion.  Tantallon, NS, Glen Margaret Publishing, 2017.

Mary E. MacCara.  Dispensing Knowledge: One Hundred Years of the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy.  1911-2011, Tantallon, NS, Glen Margaret Publishing, 2012.


History of Atlantic Province Hospitals – David S. Crawford, Emeritus Librarian, McGill University, has prepared a listing of titles of books telling the histories of hospitals in the Atlantic Provinces.  Nova Scotia communities included on this list: Antigonish, Cheticamp, Dartmouth, Glace Bay, Halifax, Kentville, Neil’s Harbour, New Glasgow, New Minus, New Waterford, Pictou, Pugwash, Springhill, Sydney, Sydney River, Tatamagouche, Wolfville and Yarmouth.

Social Work

Lawrence T. Hancock.  The Story of the Maritime School of Social Work 1941-1969.  Halifax.  Maritime School of Social Work, 1992.