Fonds MG 164 - C.S. Houston fonds

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C.S. Houston fonds

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MG 164

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  • 1817-2017 (inclusive) ; 1922-2015 (predominant) (Creation)

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19 m of textual records
456 photographs
105 negatives
15 35 mm slides
6 optical discs

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Clarence Stuart Houston was born in Williston, North Dakota in 1927. A year later his family moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan where his parents, Drs. Clarence and Sigga Houston, established a medical practice. Houston graduated from the University of Manitoba with a medical degree in 1951 and continued his medical education at both University Hospital in Saskatoon and the Children's Medical Centre, Harvard University. Except for 1955-56, when he did ten months of internal medicine and two months of pediatrics at University Hospital, Saskatoon, Dr. Houston worked in the family practice in Yorkton until 1960. Upon completion of his training, he joined the staff of the University Hospital and the faculty of the U of S College Medicine. For several years he served as the Head of the Department of Medical Imaging. Although a respected diagnostician, teacher and medical scholar, he is probably equally well known in the community at large for his work in ornithology and Canadian history. Dr. Houston resigned from his University faculty position in 1995.

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This fonds contains personal files, correspondence, research materials, publications, meeting files, administrative records, association files and photographs relating to C.S. Houston's teaching, research and scholarly pursuits. The extensive research files primarily relate to: congenital dislocation of the hip in native people; anti-smoking activities; and the history of radiology in Saskatchewan and Canada. Drafts, files and correspondence document the preparation of publications on the Franklin Expeditions, T.A. Patrick, and R.G. Ferguson. Administrative records relate to Dr. Houston's position as Head of Medical Imaging.

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The material was received in several accruals. Some of the accruals have been arranged into series.

1112-137 accrual series:
I. Personal Files
II. Academic Files
III. Administrative Files
IV. Organization Files
V. Records relating to "Arctic Artist: The Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822"
VI. Records relating to "R.G. Ferguson: Crusader Against Tuberculosis"
VII. Records relating to "To the Arctic by Canoe 1819-1821: the Journal and Paintings of Robert Hood, Midshipman with Franklin"
VIII. Records relating to "Arctic Ordeal: The Journal of John Richardson, Surgeon-Naturalist with Franklin, 1820-1822"
IX. Records relating to "Pioneer of Vision: the Reminiscences of T.A. Patrick, M.D."

1114-049 accrual series:
I. Personal
II. Research and Writing
III. Books
IV. Collected Books

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