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Joan K. Jackson Diary on Stanley W. Jackson's Medical Training

Call Number: Ms Coll 21
Scope and Contents

Joan Jackson's diary, with entries from 1948 through 1951, covers Stanley W. Jackson's third and fourth years of medical school at McGill University School of Medicine, his first year of residency in psychiatry at the Royal Victorian Hospital in Montreal, and a summer at the Provincial Mental Hospital in Essondale, British Columbia. In this postwar period, many of the medical students, like Jackson, were returned servicemen rather than new college graduates. "The purpose of this diary was mainly to document how the medical training prepared students not only with the medical and scientific knowledge and skills required of doctors, but also with the social skills they would need, i.e. the roles of a doctor. Secondarily, the diary included attitudes of friends, acquaintances and co-workers toward illness, doctors, and treatment of illness." Joan Jackson's curriculum vitae (2003) and her explanation for writing the diary (2005) are included with the diary.


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright transferred to Yale University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Joan K. Jackson, November 1, 2005.

1948 - 1951
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Related Names
Jackson, Joan K.
Language of Materials