Title and statement of responsibility area
M.O. Vincent fonds
General material designation
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1943-2001, predominant 1968-1988 (Creation)
Physical description area
1.82 metres of textual records
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Merville O Vincent was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on 21 November 1930. He earned a BA from Acadia University in 1950 and his medical degree from Dalhousie University in 1955; and later received his certificate in internal medicine (1960), fellowship in psychiatry (1962), and diploma in community mental health (1972). Between 1954 and 1959 he held internships or residencies in both psychiatry and internal medicine, and was clinical instructor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan from 1959-1960. In 1960, he returned to Canada, having accepted a position as staff psychiatrist at the Homewood Sanitarium in Guelph, Ontario - the largest private psychiatric hospital in the country. By 1972 he had been named executive director of Homewood, remaining in that office until he resigned from Homewood to take up private practice in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, in 1986. In addition to his own practice Vincent served as staff psychiatrist for the Shuswap Lake General Hospital (1986-1997), president of their medical staff (1988-1991), and took locams as a consultant psychiatrist in Australia and New Zealand. He retired from his medical practice in 1998. During his career Vincent published a book, God, Sex and You, and over 120 articles, chapters and essays in both medical and religious publications. In addition to other various honours, Dr. Vincent was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal and was a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
This material was given by Dr. Vincent to Dr. James Holmlund, a colleague; Dr. Holmlund, with Vincent's agreement, transferred it to the archives.
Scope and content
This fonds contains materials relating to the initial research into physician health care. Vincent was one of the pioneers in this field, and much of his research and interests relate to the identification of and assistance for physicians under duress in their working, private, and spiritual lives. In addition, there is material relating to the development of the Palliative Care Movement at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, in the early 1970's, as well as material regarding Christianity and medicine, ethics, alcohol abuse, marriage and family relationships, etc.
Immediate source of acquisition
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
There are no restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
A finding aid is available.
Uploaded finding aid
No further accruals are expected.
Standard number area
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Vincent, Merville O (1930-- .) (Creation)