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[Bookplate for Alton Goldbloom]
[Bookplate for Alton Goldbloom]
Title[Bookplate for Alton Goldbloom]
Date Created[not before 1920?]
Sort Date1920
DescriptionBlack and gold ink on cream paper. Art deco stylized capitalized font printed a top an image of a baby emerging from the torso up out of a gold, three-petal flower. Black stripes of alternating thick and thin width appear behind the baby. The vertical stem of the flower has a gold centre and two leaves, one on each side of the stem, that are half black and half gold. The stem expands in width at the base and capitalized font is written in the non-printed space at the black base. Black ink capitalized font is written below.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 5 x 12.7 cm
SubjectPrivate libraries ; Physicians
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesGoldbloom, Alton
TypeStill Image
NotesAlton Goldbloom was born in Montreal on September 23, 1890. He married Annie E. Ballon and the couple had two sons, Victor C. Goldbloom and Richard B. Goldbloom, and six grandchildren. Goldbloom is known for being a pioneer in modern pediatrics in eastern Canada, as well as an educator and author. Goldbloom studied medicine at McGill and graduated in 1916. After internships, including a year at Boston's Floating Hospital for Children and a couple of years with Dr. L. Emmet Holt at New York's Babies Hospital, he began practicing in Montreal in 1920. Goldbloom worked hard to establish pediatrics as a distinct branch of medicine. He played a major role in developing the Montréal Children's Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at McGill. In 1922, he joined the McGill Medical Faculty as assistant demonstrator in pediatrics. He became chairman of the Pediatrics Department in 1944 and was a Professor between 1947 and 1952. He was elected to the estate of Senior Member in the Canadian Medical Association based on the nomination of colleagues in the Quebec Division. When he retired in 1953, Goldbloom was a Professor Emeritus of pediatrics at McGill and physician-in-chief of Children's Memorial Hospital. He remained an active consultant at the hospital after his retirement. He was honoured by many medical associations in Canada, Britain, and the USA. In 1962, he received an honourary degree from Bishop's University. He was a founder of the Canadian Paediatric Society. Goldbloom was known for being a popular lecturer due to his public speaking skills, humour, and extensive knowledge. In addition to practicing medicine, Goldbloom was also an author. In 1928 he published The Care of the Child, which was later translated into French and Dutch. He published The Autobiography of a Children's Doctor in 1959, which was considered one of the most important autobiographies in medicine at the time of his death. Goldbloom died in Montreal on February 3, 1968.
1) McGill Teaching and Research. (n.d.). McGill University Archives. Retrieved from
2) ALTON Medovy, H. (1968). Obituaries - Dr. Alton Goldbloom. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 98, 882.
3) Segall, H. (2013, December 13). Alton Goldbloom. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P G433
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_G433
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Stanley Binder. BP MUR CAN P G433
Date Available2017-02-01
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
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