Fonds MG 404 - Charles Hayter fonds

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Charles Hayter fonds

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MG 404

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  • [ca. 1880-2006] (Creation)

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3.04 m of textual records
44 photograph prints
31 slides
50 photograph negatives
1 radiograph
1 oversize photograph print

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Charles Hayter is associate professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, and a radiation oncologist at Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre. Prior to embarking on a career in medicine, he studied drama at Queen’s University and the University of Calgary, and he has remained active as a writer and actor. He is the author of An Element of Hope: Radium and the Response to Cancer in Canada, 1900-1940 (McGill-Queen’s Press, 2005). In 2001 Dr. Hayter was awarded the John B. Neilson Award for his “significant long-standing contributions to the history of health care in Canada.”

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The fonds consists of Dr. Hayter’s research material and notes relating to the history of radiology, radiotherapy, and cancer control, primarily accumulated during the research that culminated in "An Element of Hope".
The fonds is arranged into the following series:
I. History of Radiology and Radiotherapy
II. History of Cancer Control in Canada

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