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Oskar Cameron Grüner Fonds

Oskar Cameron Grüner Fonds

Physical Description

4,8 cm of textual records (1 file folder).



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Oskar Cameron Grüner was born in Altrincham, England. He received his M.D. from London University in 1908. Between 1910 to 1914, he was Pathologist to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and Assistant Professor of Pathology at McGill University. During World War I, he became chief of the Tropical Diseases Section of East Leeds War Hospital. From 1932 until his retirement in 1945, he was in charge of the Archibald Cancer Research Fund and of the Cancer Department of St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal. Besides his medical interests, Dr. Gruner was also an excellent linguist. He published several books and many articles on cancer. He died in Montreal in 1972.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of a manuscript translation by Dr. Gruner of volume II of the Canon of Medicine of Avicenna dated 1957 and vocabulary indexes of Arabic names of Materia Medica, Latin-English names, Latin-Arabic equivalents, native names and others. These vocabularies were done in 1929-1930. It also contains three volumes of Dr. Gruner’s research on cancer. This work was done through the Archibald Cancer Research Fund, from 1932 to 1946. In volume III, a printed address “A Vagabond Cruise Round Cancer” (1950) is inserted in the cover.

Finding Aids

Custodial History

Old accession numbers 204 and 392


The documents are mainly in English but contain Arabic, Latin, French, German and Persian words.

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Grüner, Oskar Cameron, 1877-1972
Scholarly Works or Manuscripts of Books