File Roland_CG - Roland, Charles Gordon

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Roland, Charles Gordon

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(1933- 9 June 2009)

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Education: MD BSc(Med)(Man)1958; DSc(Man)(Hon)1997
Positions: Hannah Prof History of Medicine, McMaster 1971- ; see CV

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The Charles Gordon Roland files contain the following material:
Folder 1
0. Obits.: CMAJ 16 Jun 2009 (early release); 9 Jun 2009; G&M 13 Jun 2009, Post-Bull, Rochester MN 15 June 2009; McMaster U website 17 June 2009; Hamilton Spectator nd given; G&M 27 June & 28 June 2009; Man Med 03 Autumn 2009; Can Bull of Med Hist (17pp)

1. CV with bibliography, 2004 (47pp)

2. Corres Houston/Roland re info for Stuart Houston’s paper; incl info on appts in Mayo clinic & as editor to JAMA (3pp)

3. Honorary degree: (DSc(Man) 1997: nomination letters: RE Beamish, NR Anthonisen, AM Kerr; news items: WFP 29 May 1997, Bull 31(3) 28/29 May 1997 (7pp)

4. Previous catalogue sheet (1p)

5. Convocation Address by CG Roland May 29, 1997 (3pp)

6. Short bio note from Faculty of Medicine and MMCF Newsletter February 1997 (1p)

7. Award of the Royal Society of Canada’s Jason A. Hannah Medal 1994; incl CGR letter to AG Rogers re this; UM lectures as visiting Hannah Professor by CGR May 1985; AMS/HannahConference Schedule and Abstracts programs (5pp+ bound 32pp schedule+3pp informal survey on Can Med History)

8. Photocopy of Class of 1958 picture (1p)

9. “Can medicine and the media find true love together” by CGR (good picture) Mayo Alumnus [n.d.] (1p)

10. Misc letters: CGR to Dr LG Bell, Jan 13, 1967; to Dr. DP Snidal re interviews at Deer Lodge Hospital 19 Apr 1983 (2pp)

11. Corres with Dr. AG Rogers 23 Apr 1986-25 May 1987 re American Osler Society presidential key & chain; (photo of key and chain in NJM Lib) (5pp)

12. Corres with Dr AG Rogers 1964 , 1992 (4pp)

13. Lifetime Achievement award of American Osler Society OnManitoba Aug 2006 (1p)

14. Tribute to CGR, Can Bull Medical History v17(1-2) 2000 (3pp)

15. Dust jacket CGR's Courage under Siege; Publishers releases on: Long Night's Journey into Day; Sir William Osler, An Annotated Bibliography; Secondary sources in the History of Canadian Medicine A Bibliography volume 2 (4 items)

16. Osler Library Archives, McGill University fonds on CGR (2pp)

17. Two reprints:

  • “Medical history: what? by whom? and how?” UMMJ 37(3): 83-85, 1966 17(pp1-3))
  • “On the advantages of being healthy in 1776” Mayo Alumnus 4 July 1976 17(pp4-10))

18. Corres re acquisition CGR papers concerning Japanese POWs (2pp)

19. Christmas card with note and photo of CGR (1p)
Folder 2
1. Explanatory letter from JM Duffin and P Potter with reference to item 2 (2pp)

2. A transcription of a series of interviews of CGR by Paul Potter and Jacalyn Duffin (79pp)
Folder 3
1. Correspondence between CGR and Audrey M. Kerr 1967 – 2004. The correspondence deals with a great variety of subjects from CGR's appointment in Rochester, Minnesota, to the many donations of his books that CGR made to the Manitoba Authors' section of the NJM Library and include many other matters of interest to them, incl budgetary restrictions, special corres on "You and Leukemia: A Day at a Time" ; requests for info, photos; tidbits of other info AMK forwards for CGR's possible use; news from the faculty etc (52pp)
See also:

  • file 7.17.1 for corres Kerr/Roland re Osler Society
  • books in Manitoba Authors’ Collection in NJM - incl transcripts of CGR's interviews with PHT Thorlakson (corres re these in PHTT's 21.9, folder 2 file).

MPC 1.0 #73 A-F

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