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Finding Aid for the Adrian C. Kanaar, M.D. Papers.1940-2001
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Series 1. Professional Activities

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

materials pertaining to a Hunterian Lecture delivered to the Royal College of Surgeons
Box 1, Folder 1

Application for Hunterian Professorship. 1948

Scope and Content Note

original application letter and a follow-up note, both signed by Dr. Kanaar; photocopy of précis for lecture on "Pulmonary atelectasis in general surgery, with special reference to aetiology"
Box 1, Folder 2

"Pulmonary atelectasis in postoperative and traumatic cases: some recent advances", Hunterian Lecture delivered to the Royal College of Surgeons of England by A. C. Kanaar. 1948

Physical Description: 23 l. plus illustrations and tables

Scope and Content Note

a short "Introduction/Abstract" to the paper by Margaret H. Jones-Kanaar, MD, written after her husband's death; text and illustrations of the lecture; letter from "The Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England" regretting inability to publish the lecture because of its length, and suggesting submission to a different journal
Box 1, Folder 3

Early versions of the atelectasis study.

Scope and Content Note

text and data drafts, lecture notes, case notes

Note

mostly undated; some case notes dated 1948
 

Series 2. Personal Beliefs and Accounts

Physical Description: 12 folders

Scope and Content Note

writings and related materials on: World War II; Russian occupation in Germany and Poland; Communism; Religion
Box 1, Folder 4

"War-time reflections by a British Army surgeon", by Capt. A. C. Kanaar, MD, MRCP (London), FRCS (Edin). 1940

Physical Description: 92 l.

Scope and Content Note

quoting from the cover page: "This narrative of one man's early World War II experiences evolved from a series of talks given by Capt. Kanaar during three months spent in America while on special leave because of his wife' illness"; typed copy
Box 1, Folder 5

"United we stand: war-time reflections of a British Army surgeon". 1943

Physical Description: ca. 73,600 words

Scope and Content Note

typed draft of a projected book, incorporating Capt. Kanaar's experiences in France up to and through the evacuation of the British Army at Dunkirk (see Folder 4, above) as Part I; Britain during the war (Part II); Looking ahead (Part III)

Note

missing from this manuscript: Part II, chapters 2-4, 8; Part III, chapters 2, 3, 5-9
Box 1, Folder 6

"United we stand: war-time reflections of a British Army surgeon". 1943

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of the typescript above
Box 1, Folder 7

"The Sign of the Hammer and Sickle", by A. C. Kanaar. undated

Scope and Content Note

partial typescript of an expanded version of "United we stand"; included are: Preface; Table of contents; Précis of chapters; Chapters 3-6, 8-19

Note

the paper is in fragile condition, with tears, worn edges, rust stains
Box 1, Folder 8

"The Sign of the Hammer and Sickle", by A. C. Kanaar. undated

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of the typescript above

Note

these pages are easier to handle and read
Box 2, Folder 1

"The Sign of the Hammer and Sickle", by A. C. Kanaar. undated

Scope and Content Note

the most complete version of the projected book, missing only the Foreword promised by Lord Bertrand Russell; included are: Table of Contents; Illustrations, Maps and Cartoons; Preface; Précis of chapters; 19 chapters
Box 2, Folder 2

Alleged Russian misconduct in occupied Germany. 1945-1946

Physical Description: original and photocopy for each item

Scope and Content Note

manuscript letter from Bertrand Russell to Kanaar; short typed letter from A. C. Russell, Ingham Infirmary, South Shields, to Kanaar; clipping from the weekly periodical "Forward", Glasgow, Dec. 15, 1945, titled "What is happening in Germany? A Scots soldier replies to Bertrand Russell", by Tim Christie; correspondence with the editor of "Forward", and Kanaar's rebuttal to Christie, titled "More about Germany"

Note

Christie questioned the assertions of Russian misconduct made by Russell in his article "The German Disaster", published in "Forward", Nov. 17, 1945, assertions which Kanaar believed to be true
Box 2, Folder 3

List of articles by A. C. Kanaar published in 1945-1947.

Scope and Content Note

the list provides dates and names of newspapers/magazines, and the following titles: "Report on Germany"; "The trail of the beast in Holland"; "What I saw in Germany"; "Land reform in Germany"; "The spectre behind the Iron Curtain"; "Why doctors said 'no' to Mr. Bevan"; "What the doctors want"; "The doctors and the State"; "What does Mr. Bevan want?"
Box 2, Folder 4

Unpublished commentaries/articles by Kanaar.

Scope and Content Note

originals and photocopies of the following items: "Escape to freedom"; "Genocide continues, despite Nuremberg"; "Agrarreform et alia"; "The lake in the wood"; "Denazification of a whole community" [a number of separate observations and comments]

Note

the focus of all the items is on behavior of Russian troops and administrators in occupied areas of Germany and Poland post World War II
Box 2, Folder 5

Communism.

Scope and Content Note

typed "Selected bibliography on Communism" [by D. Fetler?], listing items 1935-1962; two sets of manuscript notes, one headed "Communism, peaceful co-existence", the other "Communism past and present, lecture to ???, 1979"
Box 2, Folder 6

Miscellaneous newspaper/magazine clippings on communism and the cold war. 1948-1979

Scope and Content Note

items taken from both British and American publications
Box 2, Folder 7

"A physicians faith", by Adrian C. Kanaar. 1987 June 21

Physical Description: 7 l.

Scope and Content Note

typescript, edited from a talk given at the Baptist Church, Poughkeepsie, New York
 

Series 4. Personal Information

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box 2, Folder 8

Photograph. 1958

Scope and Content Note

3x4" portrait of Dr. Kanaar
Box 2, Folder 9

Biographical materials.

Scope and Content Note

selective list of "Personal particulars", 1911-1947; curriculum vitae, Nov. 1976 (updated to June 1986)
Box 2, Folder 10

Obituary and memorial letter. 1993

Scope and Content Note

one-page typed obituary; Christmas letter to Dear Family and Friends, signed Margaret, with snapshots of the Drs. Kanaar and Jones-Kanaar together, and Dr. Kanaar alone
Box 2, Folder 11

Margaret Holden Jones-Kanaar, MD, 1904–2001.

Scope and Content Note

manuscript letter from Dr. Kanaar's second wife, covering transmittal of additional Kanaar material to the UCLA Biomedical Library, 21 Sep 1994; clipping of Dr. Jones-Kanaar's obituary from the "Los Angeles Times", 12 Dec 2001

Note

Dr. Margaret Jones-Kanaar was a retired UCLA pediatrician and renowned pioneer in the treatment of cerebral palsy