Dr. Edward Worthington Connolly was born in 1874. He graduated from Queen’s University in 1900 and served overseas with the C.A.M.C., first at the Dardenelles, and later in England. He began practicing medicine in British Columbia in 1903, first in the interior, and then in Vancouver. He passed away at the age of 60 on August 28, 1934 due to a heart attack and was survived by his wife, son, and his brother, Dr. A.K. Connolly.
The collection consists of records related to Dr. Edward Worthington Connolly’s medical career. Records include medical notebooks and papers containing hand-written notes on pathology, pediatrics, and surgery and his hand-written “study books” on shorthand, French, Latin, chemistry, geology, and physics. Publications in the collection include: Diagnosis of Transillumination; 13th Annual Announcement by the Medical Council of Canada; and The Management of Patients: Success in Practice. The records are predominantly in English with two notebooks containing French and Latin medical terms.
Medical kits and equipment belonging to Dr. Connolly were also donated to the museum, see Curator for access.