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Marking the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion

Posted by Trudi Smith on December 13, 2017 in Dal Health in the News

On the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, Dal Health alumni, retired faculty and friends shared their expertise on the impact the catastrophe had on health and social services in our city:

Mary MacCara is a retired pharmacy professor and historian.  Her book "Dispensing Aid" explores the role that pharmacists played in the Halifax Explosion.

Michelle Hebert Boyd is a Dal Social Work alum. Her book "Enriched by Catastrophe" looks at the role of social workers in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion.

Gloria Stephens is a retired registered nurse and founder and president of Nursing History NS, the Association of Health Sciences Archives and Museum of NS (AHSAMNS) and a member of the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing (CAHN). Many stories of nurses during the Halifax Explosion are shared on the Nursing History NS website.