Harold Nathan Segall: Cardiologist and Historian


169 pages
Contains Photos, Bibliography, Index
ISBN 1-55041-163-2
DDC 616.1'2'0092




Reviewed by Hannah Gay

Hannah Gay is a professor of history at Simon Fraser University in
British Columbia.


Howard Segall was a renowned cardiologist who began his career in
Montreal in the 1920s. He founded a number of cardiac clinics and
introduced new methods in electrocardiography. An early mentor of the
Romanian-born Segall was Dr. Maude Abbott, who gave him his first
job—as a part-time curator at McGill’s pathology museum. Segall
found his vocation while working with Paul Dudley White and others at
the Massachusetts General Hospital. After the obligatory tour of
European medical centres—Vienna, Paris, and London—he set up
practice in Montreal.

This rather perfunctory treatment of Segall’s personal and
professional life may be of some interest to medical history scholars.


Roland, Charles G., “Harold Nathan Segall: Cardiologist and Historian,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 19, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/4891.