Fonds MS-13-61, Boxes 1-44 ; OS Box 2, Folders 4-6 - Chester Stewart fonds

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Chester Stewart fonds

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MS-13-61, Boxes 1-44 ; OS Box 2, Folders 4-6

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  • 1932-1995 (Creation)

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600 cm of textual records and graphic material

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Chester B. Stewart was born on December 17, 1910 in Norboro, P.E.I. He attended Prince of Wales College and entered Dalhousie in the fall of 1932. He received a BSc degree in 1936 and an M.D.,C.M. in 1938.

He was the Assistant Secretary at the Assoc. Commission of Medical Research from 1938-1940 and served with the Royal Canadian Armed Forces, Medical Branch from 1940-1945. In 1946, he was appointed Professor of Epidemiology at Dalhousie University, a post he held until 1976. He was Dean of Medicine from 1954-1971 and served as Vice President, Health Sciences from 1971-1976. He was also a member of the Isaak Walton Killam Children's Hospital.

Dr. Stewart was the author of more than eighty articles in professional publications on medical research, medical education, and medical economics. His other fields of research included aviation medicine, decompression sickness, and tuberculosis. Dr. Stewart received numerous awards, including three honorary degrees, the Centennial Medal in 1967, and the Order of Canada in 1972. He passed away in 1999.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Dr. C.B. Stewart in 1994 and 1996, by Grant M. Maltman in 1997, by Mrs. C.B. (Kay) Stewart in 1996, and in 2007 and 2010 by unknown.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of papers documenting Dr. Stewart's entire professional career. These papers include files on the construction of the Tupper Commission and the Hall Review Commission in addition to research notes on aviation medicine and decompression sickness. The collection also includes correspondence, lectures, books, publications, photographs, and other manuscripts from his personal life and his time spent at Dalhousie University.

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Chester Stewart fonds, MS-13-61, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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