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R. Cameron Stewart Fonds

R. Cameron Stewart Fonds

Physical Description

0,3 cm of textual records


[ca 1937]-1938

Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Dr. R. Cameron Stewart, born in Montreal in 1885, graduated in medicine at McGill University and gained high honours in his course. He took up pediatrics soon after entering practice and was appointed clinical assistant in that department on the staff of the Royal Victoria Hospital under the late Dr. F. M. Fry. He remained a member of this department until his retirement in 1949, reaching the rank of Associate Pediatrician. Dr. Stewart belonged to the vanishing group of physicians practicing internal medicine with a leaning towards pediatrics. His special interest was in the infectious diseases, and he was on the staff of the Alexandra Hospital for Infectious Diseases for many years. Dr. Stewart was Assistant Demonstrator in Pediatrics, 1924-1927, and Demonstrator, 1928-1936 and 1943-1949 at McGill University. He was also Assistant Physician to the Student Health Service, 1946-1949. (Canadian Medical Association Journal v. 72, pg. 59, 1955)

Scope and Content

Fonds documents R. Cameron Stewart’s research circa 1937 on the history of the first vaccinations against smallpox in Canada. The fonds contains letters, notes, two baptismal certificates and a newspaper clipping.

Finding Aids

Custodial History

The file was given to W.W. Francis, Osler Librarian by Dr. R.C. Stewart, 18 November 1938. Old accession numbers 80 and 88


The documents are in English.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Based on the documents in the fonds.

Retrieval Number




Smallpox - Vaccination - Canada
Stewart, R. Cameron