- 1950-1963 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.31 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
Canadian medical doctor. Educated at Oxford University, England. Zone Superintendent of several regions, including the Mackenzie, Foothills and Northern Alberta regions, for the Canadian Department of National Health and Welfare in the 1950s and 1960s. As Zone Superintendent, he was in charge of five medical surveys of the western Arctic between 1956 and 1960. In 1971 Dr. Davies was Area Director, Vancouver Medical Services of Canada, Department of National Health and Welfare. Died in 1972 or 1973.
Donated by Cherry Davies in 1987.
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Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists chiefly of material relating to medical surveys in the western Canadian Arctic. Includes correspondence and memoranda, 1950-1960; reports of medical surveys, 1956-1960; travel diaries; and hospital reports of Inuit tuberculosis cases. Also includes copies of L.E.C. Davies's The medical history of the Western Arctic Eskimo, 1771-1960 (typescript with mounted black and white photographs); script for a talk on tuberculosis; illustrated report of communities flooded near Hay Lake, 1963; and slides of the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the fonds.
Includes ca. 800 colour slides.
Collection is part of the Arctic Institute of North American rare books collection.