Fonds PC 324 - Thomas Digby Wheeler fonds

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Thomas Digby Wheeler fonds

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  • 1953 - [ca. 1957] (Creation)
    Thomas Digby Wheeler fonds
    Winnipeg (Man.)

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4 - 16 mm reel to reel filmstrips and one take-up reel.

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Born in Brantford, Ontario in 1892, he completed his B.A. at the University of Toronto in 1913 and a M.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1915. Thereafter he graduated with a medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1916 and studied in London completing post graduate work. He served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War One and upon returning to Canada began practicing medicine privately in Winnipeg. He is well-known in the radiology field by innovating, along with Dr. E. W. Spencer, three-dimensional X-Ray technology. He became Head of Radiology at St. Boniface, Misericordia, Grace, Victoria, and Shriner’s Crippled Children Hospitals. He served as lecturer and demonstrator of medical courses from 1919 onwards and was the first Professor of Radiology at the Medical College from 1947-1953 and was named Professor Emeritus in 1953. Wheeler also served as a radiology consultant for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and for Military District 10 during the Second World War. In his leisure time Wheeler was an enthusiastic horticulturalist and golfer. In 1953 he was elected President of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He died at age 63 on September 20, 1955. At his bequest the Manitoba Medical College received a $100,000 fund after his death.

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The A.10-95 accrual was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Margaret Follett in 2013.

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The films (A.10-95) are home movies of the Queen's Coronation in 1953, a golf tournament, people aboard the "Cerebos" cutting to scenes of an estate.

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The item-level finding aid in the Scope & Content of the Authority Record describes items held at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine Archives. The link attached to this description details the items held at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

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Thomas Digby Wheeler fonds

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University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections and University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine Archives

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Inventory and finding aid prepared by Jeanette Mockford (April 2013)

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The biographical sketch for the Thomas Digby Wheeler fonds was developed by Jeanette Mockford and derived from Winnipeg Free Press articles in April 2013.

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