Fonds A2008-128 - John Hamerton fonds

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John Hamerton fonds

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  • Textual record
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CA UMASC A2008-128

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  • 1965-2006 (Creation)
    Creator
    John L. Hamerton

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3.63 m of textual records and other material including 281 photographs & 90 slides.

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(1929-2006)

Biographical history

John Laurence Hamerton was born September 23, 1929 in Hove, England. He received his BSc. from the University of London in 1951. He worked on the Science Staff of M.R.C. Radiobiology Research Unit from 1951-1956. He was the Senior Science Officer for the British Royal Museum from 1956-1959. He worked the British Empire Cancer Campaign at the University of London from 1959-1960. He was lecture & head of the Cytogenetics Section of Guy's Hospital Medical School from 1962-1969. While at Guy's he collorated on studies that helped pave the way for the first bone marrow transplants. He completed his DSc. from the University of London in 1968.

Hamerton came to Winnipeg in 1969 to create the Winnipeg Children's Hospital's first human genetics department. He established an international reputation as a researchers, making major contributions in prenatal diagnosis, cytogenetics and ethical issues relating to the Human Genome Project. He was a founding member and former President of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists. He was the former President of American Society of Human Geneticists and the Genetics Society of Canada. He was made a distinguished professor at the University of Manitoba in 1987. Upon his retirement he was named Distinguished Professor Emeritius in 1997. That same year he became a member of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2003 he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Dr. Hamerton died on February 9, 2006.

Custodial history

The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by John Hamerton's wife, Irene, in 2008.

Scope and content

The fonds is separated into 11 series. They include biographical information, correspondence, articles and conference papers, conferences, meetings and site visits, Hamerton's research material, academic material, receipts, research material, research material on diseases, symposium proceedings, and photographs.

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  • English

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There are no restrictions on this material.

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There are no restrictions on use.

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A finding aid can be downloaded from the fonds-level description by clicking on the "Download" link under "Finding Aid" on the right-hand side of the screen.

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No further accruals to this fonds are expected.

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286

PC

249

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Inventory prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs (2009). Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (2009). Revised by N.Courrier (October 2018).

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