Fonds 0029 - Arnold R. Murray, M.D. fonds

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Arnold R. Murray, M.D. fonds

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CA GPR 0029

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  • 1959-1999 (Creation)
    Murray, Arnold R.

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10 cm of textual records

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([ca. 1930]-present)

Biographical history

Dr. Arnold Murray, having been born and raised in Calgary and received his medical degree from the University of Alberta, came to Grande Prairie in 1956 to join the practice of Dr. Lionel Dobson. These two doctors were later joined by Dr. Harold Payne, Dr. Colin Campbell-Fowler and Dr. Torquhil Matheson to form the Dobson Associate Medical Clinic, with a clinic and laboratory in the Peace Building on the corner of 101 St. and 101 Ave. As a physician, Dr. Murray was a member of the Medical Staff at the Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital. He was active in supporting proposals for the expansion of medical services of all kinds in the Grande Prairie area. In the early 1960s, with Rev. D. Frame of the United Church, he initiated the Family Services Association, which was designed to meet the practical and counseling needs for families under stress. He also promoted the creation of a private regional medical laboratory in the Peace Country, and participated in planning for the new Queen Elizabeth II H ospital. The clinic disassociated in 1972, and Dr. Murray later retired to the city of Calgary.

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Records donated to Grande Prairie Regional Archives by Dr. Arnold Murray.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of: the, "Bylaws of Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital" and the "Medical Services Incorporated Manual"; the minutes, lab manual and opening speech for the Dobson Medical Clinic; letters regarding the dispersal of its equipment upon closure; a proposal for a private regional medical laboratory; the, "Directory of Community Services", published by the Family Services Association; and the, "Final Sketch Design Report", for the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie.

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Records donated to Grande Prairie Regional Archives by Dr. Arnold Murray.


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Photograph of Dobson Associate Medical Clinic ( included in the Paquin Photographs series of the Holroyd Drugs collection.

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Accession number: 1999.45

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South Peace Regional Archives

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  • English

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