The Dr. Brearley Collection
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About the Author:
Donald Brearley is a native of Belleville, son of Dr. and Mrs. Guy Gage
Brearley, and a graduate of Queen’s University Medical School in 1970.
He soon established himself in the practice of his life’s work in his
home town where he has practiced his profession for 40 years.
Dr. Brearley welcomes
any additional information for these databases; he can be contacted at
Physicians in the
Belleville Area before 1940
(319 pages, pdf, 2.74 MB)
*Updated April 2017
Compiled by Dr. Donald Brearley, this database includes more than
1,000 character sketches of physicians in the Belleville area (roughly 45 mile radius) in Ontario who graduated before
1940. In 1985, Dr. Donald Brearley began compiling short character sketches of physicians as a centenary project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Belleville General Hospital built in 1886. These are presented in a searchable PDF file. It has been updated several times.
Mayors of Belleville 1850-2003
(64 pages, pdf, 1.0 MB)
Compiled by Dr. Donald Brearley,
this database includes 67 biographies of those who served as Mayors of Belleville between 1850 and
2003. Dr. Brearley gathered information about the capable and trustworthy mayors of Belleville over 25 years while compiling research for his pre-1900 Physicians project. This is presented in a searchable PDF file, arranged chronologically according to mayoral service and includes advertisements from 19th and 20th century directories and newspapers as well as an index of the mayors.
Graduates of Queen's
Medical School to 1910
(40 pages, pdf, 337 KB)
*Updated January 2017
Dr. Donald Brearley, this project includes those who graduated between
1855 and 1910. If you have
any additional information, please
email Dr. Brearley.
the Women's Medical College in Kingston
(12 pages, pdf, 668 KB)
*Updated March 2017
With this collection of
biographies of the 33 graduates of the Women’s Medical College in
Kingston, Dr. Don Brearley has performed a great service for anyone
interested in the history of medicine, of women, and of our region. The
school operated only from 1883 to 1894, but it was the first college for
higher education of women in Canada. Its graduates were true pioneers.
Some became missionaries, several married and raised children while
maintaining a practice, and all contributed to the well-being of their
Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine at Queen’s
the Ontario Medical College for Women in Toronto
(33 pages, pdf, 666 KB)
*Updated April 2017
This project provides
brief biographies of the graduates of the Ontario Medical College for
Women from its inception in 1883 as the Woman’s Medical College to its
closing in 1906 when women were finally accepted by the Medical Faculty
of the University of Toronto.
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