Fonds 2001/39 - A.W. Farmer collection

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

A.W. Farmer collection

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

CA ON00093 2001/39

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1943-1956, 15 Feb 1993 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

0.5 cm of textual records
7 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Biographical history

A.W. Farmer (1903- ) served with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as a medical practioner during the Second World War. Born in Lake Mary, Florida, he graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1927. The final year of his postgraduate work was taken in plastic surgery. After postgraduate work, he was appointed to the surgical staff of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In addition to performing plastic, orthopedic, and general surgery, Dr. Farmer oversaw the care of patients with burn injuries and also worked in association with the University of Toronto School of Medicine. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and completed training at the School of Aviation Medicine. He was then posted to RCAF Headquarters in Ottawa as a surgical consultant, at which point he was asked to examine its surgical treatment facilities across Canada in order to identify problems and recommend solutions. Dr. Farmer remained with the RCAF as a supplementary reserve officer following the war and was promoted to the rank of Group Captain in 1950. In 1993, he was living in Toronto, Ontario.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Fonds consists of an abbreviated transcript of a taped interview with Dr. Farmer undertaken some time before March 1991. It concludes a biographical sketch and Dr. Farmer's experience as a medical practitioner with the RCAF during 1942-1945. There is general coverage of contemporary medical practices, the evolution of the medical system in the Canadian military in the later part of the war, and military policy as it is related to the medical services. Special attention is given to plastic surgery, especially the treatment of severe burns. There are additional documents of biographical interest.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Transcript of interview received from A.W. Farmer in 1993.

Arrangement

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Unclassified

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

None

Finding aids

None

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Further accruals are not expected.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres