Fonds MC83 - Arthur Fenwick Van Wart and George Clowes Van Wart

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Arthur Fenwick Van Wart and George Clowes Van Wart

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  • 1890-1973 (Creation)
    Van Wart, Arthur Fenwick

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3.6 m of textual records
12 photographs
1 painting

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Arthur Fenwick Van Wart (1896-1973) was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick and received his medical degree as a physician from the University of Toronto in 1921. He interned and did post-graduate work at Toronto General Hospital and in Chicago before joining his father, George Clowes Van Wart, also a doctor, in a medical practice in Fredericton. Dr. Arthur Van Wart was president of the New Brunswick Medical Society in 1942 and of the Canadian Medical Society in 1958. He served on the Royal Commission on Health Services (the Hall Commission) from 1962-1964.

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This fonds consists mainly of the records of Dr. Arthur Van Wart, however, one series of appointment and charge books continues from 1890 when George Clowes began his practice as a doctor, and runs until 1967 when Arthur Van Wart retired.

Other papers include: ledgers of account, 1924-1967; correspondence, 1890-1973, (contains a few letters of George Van Wart); Arthur Van Wart's high school and university notebooks, 1910- ca. 1921; financial records; and records of medical and obstetrical cases, 1920-1966. Twelve family photographs and a painting of Fredericton are also included.

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Presented by Allen Van Wart, Fredericton, N.B. in 1974.


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