Canadian Medical Association

Mississauga, Ont.; Dalhousie University, 1955. Died Nov. 6, 2017, aged 86. Survived by his wife Gale and 2 children. “Having been the first medical student at Dalhousie to receive essential financial assistance, Dr. Archibald felt strongly about not only ‘giving back’ but also promoting the humanities in medicine. After much planning and research, and with the invaluable assistance of Dr. Jock Murray, then dean of medicine at Dalhousie, the couple endowed the Dr. Gerald and Gale Archibald Gold-Headed Cane Award for excellence in the field of medical humanities. After raising and supporting his family and caring for the many grateful patients in a busy medical practice, it is the Gold-Headed Cane Award and the many extraordinary programs that it has funded of which Jerry was most proud. It will continue to be Jerry and Gale’s legacy for many years to come.”

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