File TR-207 - Records of Dr. Urban J. Gareau

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Records of Dr. Urban J. Gareau

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  • 1915-2009 (Creation)

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0.06 m of textual records
2 objects: badges

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Records created, accumulated and used mainly by Dr. Urban J. Gareau of Regina, Saskatchewan. Gareau was born in 1893 in Ontario and served in World War I with the No. 3 General Hospital (McGill), Canadian Expeditionary Force, and as a probationer surgeon with the Royal Navy. After the war, he practiced in Sintaluta, Saskatchewan before establishing a pediatrics practice in Regina in 1925. The first pediatrician in Saskatchewan, Gareau retired in 1959 and died in Regina on September 16, 1963. He and his wife, Hazel Irene Urban, are buried in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Regina.

Records consist of the following:

1): Original handwritten letters written by Urban Gareau to his father, mother and sisters in Ottawa, Ontario while he was
serving in World War I, 1915-1917.

2): Typewritten summary of Gareau's World War I letters dated March 17, 2007. Creator of document unknown.

3): Typewritten booklet entitled Reminiscences of a Lifetime of Medical Practice, by Urban J. Gareau, M.D. The booklet, dated March 4, 1963, consists of five articles written by Gareau originally published in 1962 and 1963 in The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan. The titles of the articles are as follows: World War I Experiences; Practice on the Prairies; Postgraduate Studies Abroad; Private Practice in Regina; and Medical Practices and Their Effect on Paediatrics.

4): Series of five photocopied articles written by Dr. Urban Gareau and published in 1962 and 1963 in The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan. Titles of articles are as follows: Regina doctor tells of early experiences in an eventful career; Young doctor settling in west faced many problems; Postgraduate studies prepare medical career; Miracle drugs changed pattern of medical practice; and Medicine makes recent rapid advances.

5): Copy of obituary for Dr. Gareau; editorial entitled Saskatchewan's first baby doctor; and Autumnal farewell by Lilian Fairley. 1963.

6): Copies of photographs of Charles Andrew Forsythe and Norman Ernest Forsyth; 28th North-West Battalion badge and 68th Overseas Battalion badge.

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Records are in good physical condition.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

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Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale


The letters were unfolded and placed flat into the file folders. Letters in envelopes were taken out of the envelopes; the envelopes were retained.

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