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September 1965

Loyola and Montreal. A History.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(3):476. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870030156047

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Wide interest in Montreal and this fine example of history, justify notice of this book in these columns.

Loyola College was founded in 1894 with close Fordham connections. Its origins go back to the "black forties" and the "ship fever" (typhus) which for a time closed the US ports to refugees from the Irish potato famine. More than 6,000 of these refugees died near Pointe St. Charles, an area of Montreal that many of the survivors established as "Griffintown." A medical student, who became a very distinguished surgeon, Sir William Hales Hingston, whose son became rector of the College, helped rescue the mace when the mob burnt down the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada in 1848. He must have been very tactful, for he was a favorite pupil of both Simpson and Syme and, as mayor of Montreal, arranged that the belated and contentious burial of Buibord go off without

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