Fonds RBSC-ARC-1737 - William Arthur Paskins fonds

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William Arthur Paskins fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1737

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  • 1925-1956 (Creation)
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    Paskins, William Arthur

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24 cm of textual records

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Dr. William Arthur Paskins, also known as Dr. Arthur W. Paskins, was a naturopathic doctor in British Columbia. Paskins was the director of the Associated Nature Cure & Physiotherapy Institute in British Columbia in the 1920s and 1930s. He wrote to the Royal Commission on State Health Insurance and Maternity Benefits of British Columbia in 1930 requesting that naturopathic medicine be covered under insurance, reminding the commission that not everyone used allopathic medicine.

Paskins was also instrumental in promoting the necessity of the Naturopathic Physicians Act of British Columbia in 1936. This was the first act in Canada to have legislation enacted specific to naturopathy.

As a result of this act, Paskins became the first chair of the Association of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia from 1936 to 1939. He was again its chair from 1942 to 1946. In 1943 Paskins also expressed interest in establishing a chair of physical medicine at the University of British Columbia.

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Donated by the estate of Mrs. Nellie Whiddon of Victoria B.C., who was formerly married to Dr. Paskins. This fonds was transferred to the Woodward Memorial Library at UBC by Yorkshire Trust Co. of Victoria in June 15, 1978. The letters were transferred from Woodward Library to Rare Books and Special Collections in 2013.

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Fonds reflects William A. Paskins’ early career in naturopathy, including his presidency of the Association of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. The material appears to be from the 1940s and 1950s and includes transcripts and copies of speeches, lectures, and publications by Paskins. One publication featured in this fonds is the typescript for a book entitled "How to be happy and healthy though civilized; psychosomatic medicine for psychosomatic diseases".

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Fonds is not in original order. The arrangement of the collection was inherited from the transfer from the Woodward Library and has not been rearranged in any way.

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File names for files 1-01 to 1-20 based on Woodward memorial Collection descriptions. File names for file 2-01 to 2-06 based on contents.

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RAD compliant finding aid compiled by M. Hunter, June 2015.

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