Charles Gordon Roland Charles Gordon “Chuck” Roland was born on January 25, 1933, in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Jack and Leona Roland. After a long and distinguished career as an author, editor, and Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine at McMaster University, Dr. Roland died at the age of 76 on June 9, 2009, in Burlington, Ontario.
Dr. Roland is survived by two sisters, Carol and Nancy; his wife Connie Rankin Roland; four children, John, Dr. Christopher, David, and Kathleen; six grandchildren, Alexandra, Gordon, Emma, Jackson, Max, and Katie; three stepchildren, Greg, Chris, and Randi; and four stepgrandchildren, Joshua, Angharad, Austin, and Roy.
Dr. Roland’s publications and public lectures were numerous and consisted of history and bibliography, medical communications, and medicine, particularly Canadian medical history in the 19th century, the influence of Sir William Osler, and on military medicine. His research interests focused on medical aspects of World War II, culminating in two seminal books on the Warsaw Ghetto and on Canadian prisoners of war of the Japanese in the Far East.