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Lewis E.C. Davies fonds

Submitted by dmcdonne on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:29pm
1950 - 1963.
0.31 m of textual records. - ca. 800 slides : col.

Canadian medical doctor. Educated at Oxford University, England. Zone Superintendent of several regions, including the Mackenzie, Foothills and Northern Alberta regions, for the Canadian Department of National Health and Welfare in the 1950s and 1960s. As Zone Superintendent, he was in charge of five medical surveys of the western Arctic between 1956 and 1960. In 1971 Dr. Davies was Area Director, Vancouver Medical Services of Canada, Department of National Health and Welfare. Died in 1972 or 1973.
Fonds consists chiefly of material relating to medical surveys in the western Canadian Arctic. Includes correspondence and memoranda, 1950-1960; reports of medical surveys, 1956-1960; travel diaries; and hospital reports of Inuit tuberculosis cases. Also includes copies of L.E.C. Davies's The medical history of the Western Arctic Eskimo, 1771-1960 (typescript with mounted black and white photographs); script for a talk on tuberculosis; illustrated report of communities flooded near Hay Lake, 1963; and slides of the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Donated by Cherry Davies in 1987.
Text in English.
No restrictions on access.
File level inventory available at repository.
Fonds is part of the Arctic Institute of North America rare books collection.

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