Accession - UAA-2022-013 (Pearce, James W)

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UAA-2022-013 (Pearce, James W)

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2 cm of textual records.

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Dr. James William Pearce was born in 1924 in Northern Alberta, Canada. He obtained M.D. and C.M, from Queen’s University in 1947. Following his time at Queen’s he spent some time doing clinical medicine before beginning his studies at Magdalen College, Oxford in the United Kingdom. It was at Oxford that he received his qualifications in physiology.

Pearce returned to Canada to work in the Department of Physiology at the University of Western Ontario from 1952 to1955. From there he moved to the University of Alberta to become both a professor and the head of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, until it became the Department of Physiology in 1961. Pearce resigned from the U of A in 1965. From 1965-1966 Pearce was a visiting scientist at the A.R.C. Institute of Animal Physiology in Babraham, England. He then became a professor at the University of Toronto in Ontario. Pearce passed away in a traffic accident at the age of 51.

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Records donated by Gwyneth Pearce (daughter of Dr. J.W Pearce). The records have been in the custody of the family since the passing of Dr. Pearce until the time of donation to the UA Archives.

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The accession consists of one file folder comprising correspondence of Dr. James William Pearce.

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Contents of the file are in good condition.

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One file comprising correspondence and organized chronologically.

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  • English

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No restrictions - Ppen.

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Donor Agreement.

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Rules for Archival Description, Provincial Archives of Alberta Subject Headings (PAASH).


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J. Franks 16 August 2022.

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