File Adamson_JamesD - Adamson, James Douglas

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Adamson, James Douglas

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CA UMCMA Adamson_JamesD

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(29 Jan 1890 - 4 Sept 1964)

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Education: BA (Man)1910; MD (Man)1914; MRCP (Edin); FRCP(C)

Positions: Demonstrator, Lecturer, Asst Prof, Assoc, Prof then Professor of Medicine 1938- ; Asst Supt Ninette, San; Med Dir SBGH 1927- ; Prof Emeritus 1956

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The James Douglas Adamson files contain the following materials
Folder 1:

  1. Obits: CMAJ 91:1033 1964; MMR 44:509 1964; MMR 44:563 1964; ?WFP5 Sept 1964, Appreciations (IM Thompson, LG Bell, S McEwen): MMR,;v44(9):564-565 Nov 1964 & v44(10):635,637 Dec 1964(4pp)
  2. Copy of student and faculty cards (2pp)
  3. Faculty questionnaire, nd (1p)
  4. CVs, nd but various times (incl 5 reprint first pp)
    See also no 8 below (11pp)
  5. Personal history (1p)
  6. Thumbnail sketch & picture UMMJ 14:42-43 1943
  7. “Honorary Graduate” - Dr. J.D. Adamson UMMJ 22:149 1951
  8. Copy of service record & picture, Roll of Honour 1914-1918, 1923 (3pp)
  9. James Douglas Adamson (1890-1964): In the Oslerian Tradition by RE Beamish, Annals RCPSC 24(4)191-193; also same title ms as talk by RE Beamish to Can Soc for the History of Medicine, Victoria BC, May 26 1990
  10. Note from AE Thomson on JD’s activities (1p)
  11. Account of address by JDA to Lion’s Club on Man Gov Health Insce, CMAJ v42(4):402 (1p)
  12. Letter from RE Beamish re JDA’s work on high blood pressure (3pp)
  13. Staff record - restricted access (8pp)
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  14. Notes from interview with JDA re history of Faculty of Medicine & historical sketch are found in Archives file #21.2.1(2)
  15. Artifacts #91: Plaque: “To the memory of “J.D.” Clinician and Teacher. James Douglas Adamson 1890-1964. Professor of Medicine 1939-1950. Dedicated by the Class of 1941.
  16. The Archives holds many prints that are ex libris JD Adamson
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  17. Adamson, JD: "Medical History Writing": 2 copies; 2nd copy amended in minor ways by JP Gemmell dated Sept 1954 (18pp+14pp)
  18. "Total and Permanent Disability in Canada", signed copy (6pp)
  19. "Leonardo da Vinci" attributed to JD Adamson (18pp)
  20. Reprint of “Inaugural address” 1930 by JDA (pp10-14) incl JA Gunn’s Armistice Day & D Mainland’s Valedictory) (1 booklet of 16pp)
  21. Physical Examination of the Respiratory Tract (27pp)

    MPC 1.0#2A,B ; MPC 4.3#21 A ;

    MPC 4.6#1 (12 glass slides used in Adamson’s Hist of Med lectures-in Archives slide file

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  1. Staff record - restricted access (8pp)

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