File Cameron_AT - Cameron, Alexander Thomas

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Cameron, Alexander Thomas

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(1882 - 25 Sept 1947)

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Education: MA(Edin)1904; BSc(Edin)1906; DSc(Edin)1925; FIC1918; FRSC; FCIC;

Positions: Professor of Biochemistry 1923-1947

See also card from faculty file

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The Alexander Thomas Cameron files contain the following material:
Folder 1:

  1. Obits: Biochem J 43(1):1-2, 1948; WFP 26 and 27 Sept 1947 (2); CMAJ v57(5):504-505 J Fisheries Research Board Aug 1948; UMMJ 19(1):3, Nov 1947 (incl picture) (7pp)
  2. Obits: son and daughter WFP 26 Oct 2006G&M 10 Nov 2005; On Manitoba Aug 2006; WFP cApr 2008 (4pp)
  3. Faculty questionnaire nd (1p)
  4. Copy from faculty card file (1p)
  5. Manitoba Author information sheet (1p)
  6. Corres between Santiago Pi Suner & ATC re finding employment elsewhere for profs, lab investigators & physicians as a result of the Spanish Civil War (2pp)
  7. Transcript of last message from ATC to the incoming 1st Year, 20 Sept 1947 (1p)
  8. Letter, ATC re his account from London also mentions Spanish translation of his text book, 23 June 1931 (1p)
  9. Biog items: Centennial (Historical) Program 1883-1983 ; cover of ATC's article on "The Taste Sense and the Relative Sweetness of Sugars and Other Sweet Substances"; (2pp)
  10. Interview with ATC's wife re her father Dr. Charles Napier Bell WFP 6 Mar 1971 (2pp)

    10.Thumb Nail Sketches - cartoon of ATC UMMJ 10(3):79, Mar 1939 (1p)
  11. Biog note from G Fahrni’s 1980 "Recollections of Medicine and the Manitoba Medical School 1906-1946" (3pp)
  12. Distinguished Order of St Michael & St George (CMG): Wpg paper c1946; 3 news accounts of posthumous award accepted by ATC’s son (3pp)
  13. MV "A.T. Cameron" Fisheries Research Vessel named for ATC. Can Shipping & Marine Engineering News May 1958; WFP 31 May 1958 (1p+2 paged booklet)
  14. "Our Inspiration from Men of Genius" ATC’s address to students receiving awards, May 1931 (8pp)
  15. Cards used in Manitoba Authors display. (6-5x3 cards)
  16. Corres with JB Collip re photo of ATC for Royal Society of Canada biography, 1947 (2pp)
  17. Corres J Currie and ATC’s family requesting biographical & archival material (4pp)
  18. Publications lists (2pp)
  19. Corres with Amer Acad Arts & Science re AT Cameron 1977 (3pp)
  20. Dedicated to the memory of ATC UMMJ 1947 2-3 (1p)
  21. Notes on ATC by Ian Carr (3pp)
  22. Corres A Thornton-Trump/Suzanne Doyle 10 Sept 2008; (1p)
  23. Cameron-Gilmour Memorial Lecture 2006 poster from Internal Medicine: Endocrinology (1p)
  24. Reprint "the diagnostic Value of the Plasma Proteins CMAJv46:255-261, 1942 (1 booklet of 18pp)
  25. Photo of title page of ATC's The Biochemistry of Medicine 1933 (1 photo)
  26. Staff record: restricted access (3pp)
    See also:
    • Valedictory Address May 1931 in Bjornson file
    • Book(s) in Manitoba Authors’ Collection in NJM
      Folder 2:
      Contains looseleaf notes and journal reviews for The Biochemistry of Medicine, by ATC & Clifford R Gilmour. Lond Churchill 1933.(43pp)
      pp 2-8 were originally clipped together
      pp 14-21 were originally clipped together

      Also included:
    • discussion: Dr. Hunter’s paper re gall-stones (pp44-45)
    • corres with V du Vigneaud re errata in the text (pp46-48)
    • corres with E Clarke re criticisms of the text (pp49-52)
      Folder 3:
      Contains looseleaf notes & journal reviews for The Biochemistry of Medicine, by ATC & CR Gilmour. 2nd ed. Lond.Churchill 1935. (33pp)

      Also included:
    • corres with RR Swan on the treatment of lead poisoning, (pp34-36)
    • corres with HM Walker on the use of emmenin in menopausal disturbances; the use of vitamins A & D, (pp37-38)
    • corres with MM Wintrobe on pernicious anemia and hyperthyroidism; the normal development of the blood in the fetus (pp39-40)
    • corres with SC Peacock on alkaptonuria (pp41-42)
      Folder 4
      Contains looseleaf notes for additions and corrections for the 3rd ed. A Course in Practical Biochemistry for Students of Medicine by ATC and FD White 2nd ed. Lond. Churchill, 1932. Incl also Urea Clearance Test (22pp)
      Folder 5:
      Contains looseleaf notes & journal reviews for A Course in Practical Biochemistry for Students of Medicine by ATC & FD White. 4th ed Churchill 1940.

      also incl:
    • Bromsulphthalein test for hepatic function (pp8-9)
    • corres with WA Perlzweig on urea clearance test (p19)
    • corres with DM Greenberg (pp20-21)
      Folder 6:
      Contains looseleaf notes for additions & corrections for the 5th ed.; journal reviews for the 4th ed. A Textbook of Biochemistry for Students of Medicine and science. 4th ed. Lond.Churchill 1933.

      Also incl:
    • corres with JR Edisbury re a journal reference to Hess’s preparation of a vitamin D concentrate (p2)
    • corres with LB Mendel which mention’s Vincent’s death in 1934 (pp23-24)
    • a copy of William Weston’s Vitamin Chart (p25)
      Folder 7:
      Contains looseleaf notes on Textbook of Biochemistry 5th ed. (30pp)

      Also includes:
    • 1st and 2nd year timetables for 1942-43, (pp31-35)
    • The densities of krypton and xenon by RB Moore from Trans Chem Society v98, 1908, (p36 (8pp booklet))
    • Note on a retinal reflex in the frog following benzene administration by ATC and FA Sedziak, (p38-41)
    • The spectrum of radium emanation by HE Watson from Proc Royal Soc v.83, 1909, (p42 (12pp booklet))
    • The spectrum of radium emanation by ATC and Sir William Ramsay Proc Royal Soc v81, 1908 (p43)
    • corres with E Schorr with reference to the destruction of vitamin B1 in bread making, Vincent attaching copy of the Retinal reflex in frog paper; comments on new medical bldg & ‘methodistical mind’ (pp44-45)
      Folder 8:
      Contains looseleaf notes & journal reviews on: Recent Advances in Endocrinology Lond. Churchill, 1933. (22pp (pp6-8 & pp10-12 each clipped together))

      Also includes:
    • An excerpt from Limey by James Spenser: from chapter 19 "In the big yard" (At San Quentin) (p23)
    • Lecture notes on "The master gland of the body" (pp24-29)
    • Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by GM Gould & WL Pyle, Phila. Saunders, 1898 (pp30-36)
    • Copies from 18 journals of reviews of Recent Advances in Endocrinology by ATC (pp37-50)

      corres with
    • FB Hutt on pyrothyroprivic tetany in the fowl and treatment with calcium gluconate (pp51-52)
    • JB Collip re Dr Thomson’s abstract of JBC and ATC’s work on anti-hormone (pp53-56)
      Folder 9:
      Contains looseleaf notes and journal review on Recent Advances in Endocrinology. 3rd ed Churchill 1936 (8pp)

      Also incl:
    • Post graduate course program in Clinical Endocrinology 1936-1937, & lectures 1939-40 (pp9-12)
    • The association for the study of internal secretions program. 21st annual scientific session 1937, (p13(6pp booklet))
    • reviews of Recent Advances of Endocrinology, 3rd ed) (pp14-15)

      corres with:
    • GE Gollop re salt (pp16-17)
    • MAB Brazier on the correlation between the impedance angle and thyroid function (pp18-22)
      Folder 10:
      Contains looseleaf notes on Recent Advances in Endocrinology. 4th ed. Lond.Churchill 1940

      Also includes:
    • corres with H.L. Sheehan re Recent Advances in Endocrinology (pp47-51)
    • corres with Chas. H O'Donoghue re ATC's book (p52)

      other material:
    • "The Production of decreased growth-rate and of organ hypertrophy in the young white rat by the thyrotrophic hormone of the anterior pituitary" Trans R.S.C Sect V, 1941 (pp53-55)
    • Reviews of the 4th ed. incl one in Spanish with translation (pp56-72)
      Folder 11: Contains looseleaf notes on: Recent Advances in Endocrinology 5th ed. (42pp)
      also includes:
    • corres with M.G. deNavarre re externally applied estrogens (pp42-45)
    • corres from Charles Hunter to ATC re Burns Walker's comments on ATC's Endocrinology (p46)
    • corres with S.L. Simpson (London, England) re Recent Advances in Endocrinology (pp47-48)
    • Reviews of Recent Advances in Endocrinology (pp49-65)
      MPC 1.0 #50

      See Valedictory Address May 1931 in Bjornson file
      See book(s) in Manitoba Authors’ Collection in NJM

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