File Baragar_CA - Baragar, Charles Arthur

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Baragar, Charles Arthur

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(22 February 1885 - 8 March 1936)

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Charles Arthur Baragar was born in Hastings County, Ontario on 22 February 1885 to parents Charles Inkerman Baragar (1858-1936) and Emily Bell (1861-1942). Baragar attended the University of Manitoba and received BA (1910) and MD (1914) degrees. In February 1915 Baragar enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He went overseas with the 27th Battalion and later transferred to the Canadian Army Medical Corps where he worked at military hospitals at Folkestone and Taplow, the No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station, No. 1 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples, and the Canadian Special Hospital at Lenham.

In 1919 Baragar was appointed Medical Superintendent of the Manitoba Hospital for Mental diseases in Brandon, a position he held until 1930. Baragar became Commissioner of Mental Health and Superintendent of the Ponoka Provincial Mental Institute in September 1930.

Baragar married nurse Eugenie Ledoux in France in 1918. Baragar died of pneumonia in Edmonton on 8 March 1936.

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The Charles Arthur Baragar file contains the following material:

  1. Obits: CMAJ May 1936; two others prob from Wpg & Brandon papers (1p)
  2. Baragar,CA: Prevention of Mental Breakdown CMAJ: 542- , Aug 1921 (title page) (1p)
  3. Baragar, CA: John Wesley & Medicine, Ann of Med History, 10(1):59-65, 1928 (booklet of 7pp)
  4. 3 Practical Anatomy class tickets, 1910 (incl marks)
  5. 5 Practical Anatomy class tickets, 1912 (incl marks)
  6. Brief biography with info on location of records (1p)
  7. Photocopy from History of BMHC Brandon Mental Hlth Ctr 1971 (15pp)
  8. Photocopy of Chapter 21 from Heritage of Service, Alberta Assoc Registered Nurses (7pp)
  9. Photocopy of handwritten notes on gas poisoning 22 May 1919 (5pp)
  10. "John Wesley and Medicine" by CAB, reprint, Annals of Medical History v10(1) (7pp-booklet)
    See also:
    Alberta's Medical History: "Young and Lusty and Full of Life" by Robert Lampard; Call no: HISTMED WZ 70 DC2 L237a 2008

    MPC 1.0 #233 A,B; MPC 2.0 #087;

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