Item AAAB2577 - Dr. Charles McDonnell interview

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Dr. Charles McDonnell interview

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  • 1976-04-14 [date recorded] (Creation)

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SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early Vancouver medical history, 1862 - ca. 1914 : a slide presentation and lecture RECORDED: West Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-04-14 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. McDonnell discusses his interest in medical history; historian Father Morice; BC in 1862; Vancouver families, the Moodies, Greenhorns, McLearies; lumber mills exporting to Australia in 18;64; Stamp and Rogers mill owners; BC wood in the palace at Peking; medical care in BC from 1862 to 1867; Vancouver, "drugs only or go to Victoria"; Vancouver nurse Emily Patterson canoeing to patients; 1869 to 1870; Dr. Black of New Westminster; liquor problems in Vancouver; Dr. Black killed by his horse in 1871 en route to a patient in Vancouver; his funeral; Dr. True replaced Dr. Black; introduct;ion of contract medicine in Vancouver; Premier G.A. Walkem. TRACK 2: Dr. W.W. Walkem as ornithologist; the great Vancouver fire of 1886; four doctors present; Dr. Duncan Bell-Irving and the intermar;riage of medical families; the story of Dr. Breckingdale's death in 1912; Dr. Large's success; Dr. McGuighan becomes mayor in 1904; also was an alderman; treasurer of College of Physicians and Surgeon;s; president of the Vancouver Medical Association; Dr. Lafevre ran the CPR hospital, which was the only hospital in Vancouver until 1898; Lafevre as businessman, died in 1906.;

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West Coast Medical Historical Society Inc., 1976


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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-138.

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Accession number(s): T2376

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speaker: Charles E. McDonnell, interviewer: Robert Oldham, interviewer: Lois Dick

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