Thomas Digby Wheeler fonds

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Thomas Digby Wheeler fonds

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1892-1955

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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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Winnipeg, Canada, England, United Kingdom

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Thomas Digby Wheeler fonds PC 324, (A.10-95)

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