Fonds MS-13-41 - George and Arthur VanWart fonds

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George and Arthur VanWart fonds

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10 cm of textual records

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George Clowes VanWart was a physician in Fredericton, New Brunswick, for 47 years. He was born in Lower Queensbury, New Brunswick, on 5 August 1868 and graduated from Fredericton Collegiate School before attending the University of New Brunswick for one year. He earned his MD in 1890 from the University of Pennsylvania, worked for one year in London and Dublin, and returned to Fredericton to set up a private practice. He was also on staff at Victoria Public Hospital from 1891-1938, where he became head of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Department. Dr. VanWart was made a fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1913 and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1931. He was elected three times as president of the Council of Physicians and Surgeons in New Brunswick. He was also a member of the Fredericton Board of School Trustees from 1899 and was elected chairman in 1913, a position he held until a week prior to his death. He died on 1 October 1938.

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Arthur F. VanWart was a New Brunswick surgeon and the son of Dr. G.C. VanWart. He was born in 1896 in Fredericton and received his BA from the University of New Brunswick in 1917 and an MA in 1920. He attended medical school at the University of Toronto and graduated with his MD in 1921. Following a fellowship in surgery in Chicago, he returned to Fredericton in 1923 to take up a position at Victoria Public Hospital, eventually becoming Chief of Surgery. He was a member of the Board of Trustees from 1938-1945, president of both the New Brunswick Medical Society and the Canadian Medical Association, and served on the Senate of the University of New Brunswick. In 1949 he received an Honorary LLD from the University of New Brunswick. Dr. A.F. VanWart died in March 1973.

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Records were accessioned by the Dalhousie University Archives in 1984. Custodial history is unknown.

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Fonds consists of medical notebooks, journal articles, an academic calendar, a student handbook, notes, and correspondence.

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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], George and Arthur VanWart fonds, MS-13-41, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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