SCAMMELL, Dr. Harold Lambert
Scammell, Dr. Harold Lambert, 86, Halifax, died Monday in Victoria General Hospital. Born on The Island, East River, Pictou County, he was the only som of the late John Lambert Scammell and Isabella (Dunbar) Scammell. He was educated at Pictou Academy and graduated in medicine from Dalhousie University in 1927. He practiced medicine in Pictou before returning to Halifax in 1928 to become resident physician at the Victoria General Hospital. In 1929, he was appointed Inspector of Hospitals by American College of Physicians and Surgeons and appraised the work of some 300 hospitals in Canada and the United States. In 1931, he became medical assistant superintendent of the Victoria General Hospital and registrar and secretary treasurer of the Provincial Medical Board. In the following years, he was medical officer with Workmen's Compensation Board, registrar and executive assistant to President of Dalhousie University and lecturer at Dalhousie University in the Faculty of Medicine. He initiated the Student Councilling Service and Bachelor of Science in Nursing course at the University. He was executive director of Alcoholism Research Commission of Nova Scotia at its inception in 1966. He was president of Pictou Academy Educational Foundation as well as president and life member of Nova Scotia Historical Society. In recognition for his contribution to the practice of medicine in Nova Scotia and to Dalhousie University in particular, he was named Dalhousie Medical Alumnus of the Year in 1986. He was a member of St. David's Presbyterian Church, Halifax. He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Henderson; a daughter, Helen Leila, Halifax. The body has been cremated. A memorial service will be 2 pm Friday in St. David's Presbyterian Church, Halifax. A private family burial will be at a later date in Abercrombie Cemetery, New Glasgow. Donations may be made to St. David's Presbyterian Church Building Fund or any charity.
Compiled by: Bill Dunbar