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Oskar Klotz fonds [textual record, graphic material]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

40 cm of textual records.
4 photographs b&w.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence, notes and diaries including correspondence from Colonel John McCrae to Dr. Klotz, 1908-1918; correspondence with Mrs. Klotz (Rosie), 1926, 1928; a lecture notebook kept by Dr. McCrae while a student at University of Toronto, 1901; a diary concerning his experiences in Brazil, 1921-1923; and diaries kept while in West Africa 1926 and 1928. Originals, 20 cm (volume 1); reprints and tributes, 1904-1937. Originals, 20 cm (volume 2). The fonds also contains photographic portraits of Drs. Oskar Klotz, Frederick G. Banting, and Major John McCrae, ca. 1902-1936.

Textual records
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
96: Restrictions vary
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-123481
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Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-012480
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Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-046284
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Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs: No restrictions. Copyright expired. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.

No finding aid

Biography / Administrative history

Dr. Oskar Klotz, pathologist and professor, was the son of Dr. Otto Klotz. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1902 and did post graduate studies in pathology at McGill. He lectured in pathology at McGill from 1907 to 1909 and in 1909 was appointed Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pa., where he remained until 1920. In 1921 he was sent to Brazil by the Rockefeller Institute to reorganize the department of Pathology at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and upon his return in 1923 was appointed Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology at the University of Toronto. He held this position until his death. Dr. Klotz was commissioned by the Rockefeller Institute in 1926 and 1928 to investigate yellow fever in West Africa and was considered a leading authority on this disease. He is also remembered for his work on arterio-sclerosis and diseases of the arteries.

Additional information

Textual records received in 1971 from Mrs. S.S. Scovil of Portland, Ont.

Subject heading

1. Colonel John McCrae - Correspondence, 1908-1918.
2. Oskar Klotz - Correspondence, 1908-1918.
3. Rosie Klotz - Correspondence, 1926-1928.
4. Oskar Klotz - Diaries, 1921-1928.
5. Visitors, Foreign - Brazil, 1921-1923.
6. Visitors, Foreign - West Africa, 1926-1928.
7. Margaret J. Woods - Correspondence, 1918.
8. Miss Sims - Correspondence, 1918.
9. Colonel John McCrae - Death and burial, 1918.
10. Maude E. (Maude Elizabeth) Abbott - Correspondence, 1918.
11. Last letters before death, 1918.
12. Oskar Klotz - Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc., 1901.
13. University of Toronto - Students.
14. Medical literature, 1904-1937.
15. Oskar Klotz - Authorship, 1904-1937.
16. Scientific literature, 1904-1937.
17. Oskar Klotz - Death and burial, 1936.
18. Yellow fever - West Africa, 1926-1928.
19. World War, 1914-1918 Hospitals.
20. World War, 1914-1918 Medical care.


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Related control no.

1972-137 NPC