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Accession Number: 80-011


Dr. Hugh D. Logan fonds. -- 1944-1951. -- 19 cm of textual records. -- 2 maps.

Biography / History

Dr. Hugh D. Logan (ca. 1900-1952), a resident of Lindsay, Ontario, was one of the founders of Physicians Services Incorporated, a health insurance program which was developed under the Auspices of the Ontario Medical Association in the late 1940's. This program was the forerunner of the present government health program. Incidently, Dr. Logan was also the personal physician to the Honourable Leslie M. Frost.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by Dr. Hugh D. Logan and remained in the custody of the Logan family until it was donated to Trent University Archives in 1980.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence and related material regarding Physician's Services Incorporated and the development of pre-paid medical insurance plans in Ontario and Canada. Also included are two maps of the Thunder Bay, Kenora and Rainy River districts.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

The fonds was donated by Mrs. John T. (Jane) Whitmore, daughter of Dr. Hugh D. Logan.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material related to Ontario health insurance may be found at the Archives of Ontario and the Ontario Medical Association Archives.

The maps are located in the Map Cabinet - Drawer 5.

Finding Aid

Box 1


1. Physicians' Services Incorporated, origins

2. Physicians' Services Incorporated; minutes of meetings of the Board of Governors and its Executive Committee, Feb. 25 - Dec. 29, 1949, correspondence.

3. Minutes, Board of Governors, its Executive Committee, House of Delegates, 1950. Minutes, Ontario Medical Association Board of Directors Executive meeting January 8, 1950. Correspondence.

4. Minutes, Board of Governors, its Executive Committee, its House of Delegates, 1951. Correspondence.

5. Trans-Canada Medical Services. Correspondence, 1950- 1951. Comments and recommendations of the Canadian Medical Association's Committee on prepaid medical care plans, Feb. 7, 1948. Notes on interviews in Ottawa by C.M.A.'s committee on Economics. Minutes of C.M.A.'s coordinating committee of prepaid Medical care plans meeting, June 21-22, 1950. Minutes, C.M.A.'s Nucleus Committee on Economics, Jan. 27, 1951. Proceedings, the Conference on Prepaid Medical Care Plans, June 16-17, 1951. Report of the Sub-Committee on Prepaid Medical Care Plans. Some thoughts on national coverage.

6. Physicians' Services Incorporated and the Blue Cross. Correspondence 1949-1951. Minutes, coordinating Committee, Ontario Hospital Association and Ontario Medical Association, June 8, 1950. Brief on the Physicians' Services Incorporated and the plan for hospital care. Joint operations Agreement.

7. Correspondence, 1949-1951.

8. Physicians' Services Incorporated. Financial statements, 1948-1951.  

Box 2


1. Physicians' Services Incorporated. Fee Schedule, 1949-1950.

2. Medical plans. Correspondence, documents, forms brochures, etc. relating to the Hollinger Employees' Medical Services Association, the Michigan Medical Services, the Windsor Medical Services Incorporated, 1946-1950.

3. Miscellaneous documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, a photograph, etc. pertaining to medical services Saskatchewan Health Services Survey Commission. Report of the Commissioner, Henry E. Sigerst, presented to the Minister of Public Health, Oct. 4, 1944. Map Cabinet

Folder 1

Map 1. Ontario Department of Lands and Forests, Surveys Branch, Map 23a, 1938. The District of Thunder Bay and parts of the Districts of Cochrane, and Kenora Patricia Portion. Scale 1/500,000, or 7.89 miles = 1 inch.

Map 2. Ontario department of Lands and Forests, Map 24 a, 1941. The Districts of Rainy River, Kenora, and Part of Kenora Patricia Portion. Scale 1/506,880 or 8 miles = 1 inch.