Item AAAB3917 - Faith Grant and Felicity Graham interview

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Faith Grant and Felicity Graham interview

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  • 1978 [date recorded] (Creation)

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Tapes loaned for copying, 1979.

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CALL NUMBER: T3524:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A prominent Victoria physician PERIOD COVERED: 1906-1945 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Dr. Forrest Leeder is described by his daughter Faith Grant and granddaughter Felicity Graham. Dr. Leeder came to B.C. from Britain in 1906 and became Superintendent of Royal Jubilee Hosp;ital in 1907. Recollections of growing up on the grounds of Royal Jubilee. Early Victoria doctors. Helping with father's practice. Doctor Helmcken and Aunt Dolly, and their maid Laura Spotts. Dr. Leed;er's medical training and experience in Britain. Qualification in B.C. and partnership with Dr. Meredith Jones. Comparison of early Jubilee and St. Joseph's hospitals. Mrs, Grant's operation. Dr. Leed;er's practice with Dr. Jones and on his own. Activities as president of the Canadian Medical Association. Dr. Leeder's final illness and death, 1945. Story about the beginning of "miracle drugs".; CALL NUMBER: T3524:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A prominent Victoria physician PERIOD COVERED: 1906-1945 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Continuation of story about blood poisoning and miracle drugs. Poem about Leeder's early experience in medicine. Unpaid bills. Prescriptions. Activities and speaker, antique collector, an;d musician; living style. Transportation in early days. First journey over the Malahat. Dr. Leeder's patients, including Emily Carr. Friendship with Dr. Helmcken. The Leeder children. Faith Grant's an;tique business and famous customers. Wentworth Villa. Mrs. Grant's recollections of early Victoria: Government House parties; the Prince of Wales; Lady Emily [?] Walker; 24th of May at the Crow-Baker';s; drug stores and druggists; Dr. Jones' naval cape. Felicity Graham reads an 1893 recommendation for Dr. Leeder. Dr. Leeder's medical interest.;

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Victoria Medical Society. Archives Committee, 1981-07-10


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Accession number(s): T3524

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speaker: Faith Grant, speaker: Felicity Graham, interviewer: Joyce Clearihue, interviewer: Pierre d'Estrube

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