Fonds MS-13-61 - Chester Stewart fonds

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Chester Stewart fonds

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  • 1932-1995 (Creation)

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23 m of textual records and graphic material

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Biographical history

Chester B. Stewart was Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University from 1954-1971. Born on 17 December 1910 in Norboro, Prince Edward Island, he attended Prince of Wales College before entering Dalhousie in 1932. He received a BSc in 1936 and his MD,CM in 1938. He became assistant secretary of 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. After stepping down as Dean of Medicine in 1971 he served as vice president of Health Sciences from 1971-1976. He was also a member of the Isaak Walton Killam Children's Hospital.

Dr. Stewart published over eighty articles on medical research, medical education and medical economics. Other fields of research included aviation medicine, decompression sickness, and tuberculosis. He received numerous awards, including three honorary degrees, the Centennial Medal in 1967, and the Order of Canada in 1972. He died 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 professional career, including files on the Tupper Commission and the Hall Review Commission, research notes on aviation medicine and decompression sickness, correspondence, lectures, books, publications, photographs, and other manuscripts from his personal life and years at Dalhousie University.

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  • English

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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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