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Ewan Cameron Papers, 1959-1994

By Finding aid prepared by Chris Petersen and Erin F. Haynes.

Collection Overview

Title: Ewan Cameron Papers, 1959-1994

ID: MSS Cameron

Primary Creator: Cameron, Ewan (1922-)

Extent: 19.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Cameron Papers are arranged into thirteen series. Each series is organized either chronologically, alphabetically or by subject, as appropriate.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

Ewan Cameron (1922-1991), was a physician and researcher who, for many years, collaborated closely with Linus Pauling in studying the potential benefits of treating cancer with megadoses of vitamin C. His papers contain many of the personal and official letters, research notes, manuscripts, and scientific offprints that he and his estate accumulated over the years 1959-1994, with the bulk dating to his time of affiliation with the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, 1971-1991.

Access to the Human Cancer Trials records in Series 2 and "The Influence of Dietary Copper Intake on the Toxicity of Camium" in Series 5 is restricted due to the presence of confidential information. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist.

Scope and Content Notes

The collection includes dozens of boxes of material from research initiatives that Cameron conducted, including study proposals, grant applications, funding information, notes, manuscripts, and published papers. Cameron's correspondence with a number of colleagues, most notably Linus Pauling, is likewise included in the collection, as are smaller sets of biographical content, including Cameron's awards.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Dr. Ewan Cameron was born in Glasgow, Scotland July 31, 1922. He received his medical degree from the University of Glasgow in 1944, and immediately joined the British Army, where he served as a medical officer in Burma for three years. A gifted surgeon, Cameron worked as a Consultant Surgeon at Vale of Leven Hospital in Dunbartonshire, Scotland, from 1956 to 1982, becoming the Senior Consultant Surgeon in 1973. He received the Queen's Coronation Medal in Britain in 1977, as well as fellowships from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. In 1966, Cameron published his first book, Hyaluronidase and Cancer.

In 1971, Cameron began corresponding with Dr. Linus Pauling of the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. He completed many scientific studies in conjunction with the institute, and published Cancer and Vitamin C with Pauling in 1979. After retirement from Vale of Leven Hospital in 1982, Cameron was invited to become Medical Director and Senior Research Professor at the Linus Pauling Institute, where he worked closely with Pauling on many important research topics. Cameron had a son and a daughter with his first wife, Phemie. After her death in 1985, Cameron married Connie, who survived him after his death on March 21st, 1991.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 128 boxes

Statement on Access: Access to the Human Cancer Trials records in Series 2 and "The Influence of Dietary Copper Intake on the Toxicity of Camium" in Series 5 is restricted due to the presence of confidential information. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist. All other materials in this collection are open for research.

Acquisition Note: The papers were donated to Special Collections by the Linus Pauling Institute in 2000 and 2001, with the bulk accession occuring in July 2000.

Related Materials:

Ewan Cameron and Linus Pauling's lengthy collaboration is documented in many locations throughout the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers (MSS Pauling). Researchers are particularly advised to note the Pauling-Cameron correspondence files contained in Correspondence boxes 58-61, the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine records held in Correspondence boxes 223-277, and the large volume of material related to the book Cancer and Vitamin C and the unpublished AIDS Disaster manuscript in the Manuscripts and Typescripts of Books series, boxes 14.001-14.010 and box 18.001.

See also: Vitamin C and Cancer: A Personal Perspective by Ewan Cameron

Preferred Citation: Ewan Cameron Papers (MSS Cameron), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: Preliminary arrangement by Erin F. Haynes. Final arrangement by Chris Petersen.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before Decemeber 11, 2015.

Creators

Cameron, Ewan (1922-)
Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine
Marcuson, Richard Lawrence (1945-)
National Foundation for Cancer Research
Pauling, Linus (1901-1994)
Robinson, Arthur

People, Places, and Topics

AIDS (Disease)
Cancer--Chemotherapy.
History of Science
Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine
National Foundation for Cancer Research
Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994
Vale of Leven Hospital
Vitamin C--Therapeutic use.


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