Hospitals--British Columbia--Lower Mainland



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Agnes Campbell interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dial-A-Dietitian RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-04-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: University of Saskatchewan; interned at VGH; born in Wellesley; graduated from VGH in 1939; worked at the YWCA for two years; house mother and dietician; joined RCAF and was in it for 25 years as a dietician for tri-services as wing commander; quit or retired and came to Vancouver and worked at Department of National Health and Welfare counseling native Indians in nutrition; started this in January 1972; this was done under LIP grant; description of planning the project and setting up the publicity; early in the project, they were very swamped, what the goals were of this project; June 1972, they were operational; funding discussed; LIP grant fan from January 1972 to December 1973; donations given and a provincial government grant; one full time person on staff; Miss Campbell worked three days a week and two other dieticians worked one each in their office; diets; nutrition and food additives etc.; what their library contains; increase in work; received 11,395 calls to date; breakdown of types of calls; used a recorder phone after funding ran out in December 1973; donations lasted until December 1974 when city hall provided them with an office, phone and salary for three months; government will provide funds for a year; usefulness of this service; people's interest; state of nutrition in Vancouver; list of objectives now; covers BC Telephone non-long distance area; would like a toll free line for the province.

A.L. Wright interview

CALL NUMBER: T0512:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-07-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: A.L. Wright discusses: his personal and family background; early Vancouver; first involvement with Sun Life Insurance Company; re-joined Sun Life after going over seas to fight in WW I; dealings with VGH before he was on the Hospital Board; becoming a member of the Hospital Board; characterization of the Board when he joined; getting appointed the Executive of the Hospital Board; wife's role in Women's Auxiliary. TRACK 2: A.L. Wright discusses his role on the Executive of the Hospital Board: the Centennial Building; Mr. Hickernell; the University Hospital; tour of other hospitals across North America prior to the construction of the Centennial Building.

CALL NUMBER: T0512:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-07-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Wright discusses: the formation of a Public Relations Department for VGH; Children's Hospital; UBC Faculty of Medicine at VGH, 1946-49; changes on the Board throughout his time on it. TR;ACK 2: More on his period as Chairman of the Board. Contact with the Director of Nursing. His relationship with the union of hospital workers. Concluding thoughts on VGH and the Hospital Board. (End of interview)

Alexander Menzies interview

CALL NUMBER: T1984:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Public health : industrial, municipal, provincial PERIOD COVERED: 1889-1925 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Menzies talks about his early childhood on Pender Island and various jobs in the sawmill and on the farm; early education and entrance into Westminster Hall, Vancouver, and acceptance into the Manitoba Medical College in 1913; description of the medical program; the outbreak of the First World War; problems of finance; recruitment into the 12th Field Ambulance in 1915 and lead-in to wartime experiences; overseas experiences from 1916, including battle conditions and medic responsibilities in Ypres, Amiens, Somme and Grand Serviens. TRACK 2: The return home in March 1919; the problems of leaving England and the trans-Atlantic trip, discussed in some detail; the return to medical school; Dr. Tisdall and the apprenticeship in the summer of 1919; Dr. Menzies completed his final fifth year in 1920 and passed the medical counsel exams; a brief description of his internship at VGH follows; in October of 1921, Dr. Menzies became staff doctor at Britannia Mines; the mine cave in that occurred two days later.

CALL NUMBER: T1984:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Public health : Dr. A.R. Menzies PERIOD COVERED: 1920-1936 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Menzies goes into some detail about his life at Britannia Mine; flood in 1921 is the major topic, including a description of the disaster and medical problems; a brief description of the main town site and mountain camp and the common injuries and first aid practice; Dr. Menzies' role as Provincial Health Inspector and experience with communicable diseases such as STDs, smallpox and scarlet fever. TRACK 2: The Britannia experience is ended with Dr. Menzies resignation over a conflict of interest; he mentions again the relationships and prevalent accidents; his return to Vancouver; and work in the laboratories of VGH. Dr. Menzies went to U of T School of Hygiene in 1930, under a fellowship, and returned to Vancouver the following year. In 1931, Menzies became Provincial Epidemiologist; his role in such issues as typhoid control, sanitation and food handling.

CALL NUMBER: T1984:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Public health : Dr. A.R. Menzies PERIOD COVERED: 1936-1960 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: The issues involved in public health dentistry, such as fluoridation. Vision and hearing tests in schools were also part of the program. Dr. Menzies relates his most embarrassing situation involving a co-ed student at UBC. In summary, Dr. Menzies discusses the advantages and disadvantages of being involved in public health service. TRACK 2: In 1936, Dr. Menzies joined the Metro Health Committee. He gives a description of its organisation and his first assignments; a discussion of the personnel and programs in the schools and baby clinics; Unit #1 and the issues of food handling and the kindergarten clinic; contact with communicable diseases such as polio; facilities for the handicapped. Dr. Menzies gives a description of the locations of the health units from 1936 to 1959. In 1959, Dr. Menzies became Senior Medical Health Officer. He describes his responsibilities, and discusses changes in the health department, personnel, offices and services.

B.C. Liberal Association : [speech]

SUMMARY: M.L.A. Jack McRae, a patient at Vancouver General Hospital, discusses his medical treatment and the B.C. Hospital Plan, and praises the Liberal Party for bringing in medical insurance.;

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., August 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0047 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Finance minister Evan Wolfe RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-03 SUMMARY: Finance minister Evan Wolfe on first quarter financial report.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0048 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Municipal Affairs minister Hugh Curtis RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-04 SUMMARY: Municipal Affairs minister Hugh Curtis on homeowner's grants and the Urban Transit Authority.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0049 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Health Minister Bob McClelland RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-09 SUMMARY: Health Minister Bob McClelland on nurse's resignations at Vancouver General Hospital.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0050 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Finance minister Evan Wolfe RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-11 SUMMARY: Finance minister Evan Wolfe announces the provincial takeover of Vancouver General Hospital.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0051 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Finance minister Evan Wolfe RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-22 SUMMARY: Finance minister Evan Wolfe on announced federal spending reductions.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0052 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Agriculture minister Jim Hewitt RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-24 SUMMARY: Agriculture minister Jim Hewitt on vegetable marketing boards.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0053 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Finance minister Evan Wolfe ; Human Resources DM John Nobel RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-25 SUMMARY: Finance minister Evan Wolfe and Deputy Minister of Human Resources John Noble on federal changes to gas and oil prices, family allowances and pensions.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0054 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Attorney General Garde Gardom RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-29 SUMMARY: Attorney General Garde Gardom on pornography.;

Claire Culhane interview

CALL NUMBER: T2369:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Birth in Montreal; education at Sir George Williams; nursing training in 1935; discharged in 1937 for disobeying rules that compromised her humanitarianism; on Spanish Civil War Committee in Montreal; Dr. Bethune's Montreal lectures; union organisation in Quebec in the 1930s; War Measures Act in 1940; the Red squad in Quebec; moving to Vancouver; women's movement within unions in the 1940s; 1950s was Ban the Bomb; Rosenberg protests; working at Children's Hospital on East 55th in Vancouver; Montreal Neurological Institute in 1955; Grace Hart Tuberculosis Hospital setting up medical record department; medical librarian training in Canada and the UK; 1957 to 1960, setting up medical records system at Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; 1960 to 1966 medical record work at a Montreal hospital. TRACK 2: Dr. Alte Vennema and Dr. Michael Jutra, January 1967; Canadian hospital supplies on the South Vietnamese black market; 'lost' hospital goods; no vouchers for $429,000 worth of medical supplies; Canadian ambassador in South Vietnam in 1967; hospital routine at Quang Ngai; 200 patients each morning; ambassador's advice to her; the Tet Offensive in 1968; decision to leave needy people there and return to Canada to tell the truth of our role in Vietnam; the hypocrisy of making bombs for the Americans and telling world only of our hospital work in Vietnam, which was in South Vietnam only; denied the right to present a report on the hospital; ten day fast in October of 1968; Ottawa winter campout on Parliament Hill in 1969; chained to public gallery in Ottawa; Parliament May 1971; protests. CALL NUMBER: T2369:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: $2.5 million in aid to Vietnam; total from BC Government in 1973; only $300,000 actually sent; BC NDP conference in 1974 ignores the Vietnam delegation; values; a call for medicine; scholarly books to help rebuild Vietnam; sent to Clair Culhane for forwarding; campaign to aid political prisoners in South Vietnam in 1973; tiger cage publicity; United Prisoners Rights movement in Canada in 1976; need for freedom on information acts, sponsored by Senator Eugene Forsey and Gerald Baldwin, MP.

Commission on Vancouver General Hospital

  • GR-0785
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  • 1912

This series consists of the records of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Vancouver General Hospital, 1912. The commissioner, Robert W. Hannington, was appointed to inquire into the management and operation of the Vancouver General Hospital. The records include the original report and transcripts of evidence presented at the proceedings.

British Columbia. Royal Commission of Inquiry on Vancouver General Hospital

Davie Doig interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Carpenter at Vancouver General Hospital RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-08-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Davie Doig discusses: his upbringing in Scotland; coming to Canada; joined VGH in 1921 as a carpenter; renovations done to buildings at VGH in his time; wages; the effect of the Depression on VGH; union organizing; opinions of Mr. Haywood, Mr. Hickernell; description of carpentry jobs he did around the hospital. TRACK 2: Mr. Doig discusses the Centennial Pavilion; anecdotes about the early days at VGH; opinion of Miss Ellis, the nursing director. (End of interview)

Dennis Cocke interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Health care in British Columbia RECORDED: New Westminster (B.C.), 1976-03-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Introduction; personal background; beginning in politics; duties of Minister of Health; departments in the Department of Health; definition of health; state of health care in BC in 1972; Hall Commission; Castinguay Report; Alcohol and Drug Commission (1973); LeDain Commission. TRACK 2: Foulkes Report; public health education; community health centres; manpower distribution; financing; British medical system; problems; federal/provincial relationship; problem with hospital service; abortion; state of health care in BC in 1975; future of health care in BC.

Denys Ford interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Arthritis research PERIOD COVERED: 1920-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Beginning interest in arthritis; cortisone in New York and England, coming to Vancouver; research in Vancouver; treatment of various types of arthritis; C.A.R.S.; gout; joint surgery; effectiveness; side effects; drugs; gold; prevention; incidence; cause; prospects for future; conclusion. [TRACK 2: blank?]

Doris Mary Pack interview

CALL NUMBER: T1978:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): History of the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society PERIOD COVERED: 1945-1975 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1975-12-22 SUMMARY: Track 1: Early personal background; beginning of Spastic Society leading to CARS (Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society) early history. TRACK 2: The problems CARS faced in getting trained staff, equipment and support; Mr. Green, Alberni, quack ANR tonic; treatment of arthritis; different supporters around BC; Banff Centre for Arthritis; G.F. Strong mentioned and IDH old Fairview Pavilion; lack of hospital beds; funding problems; research discussed; Rufus Gibbs Lodge; building of CARS centre; volunteers discussed; the centre's uses; funding problems; bluebird symbol; memorable moments; Haida Indian survey houses.;

CALL NUMBER: T1978:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], [1975-12-22?] SUMMARY: [No content summary available for this tape.];

Doris Mellish interview

CALL NUMBER: T1988:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Doris Mellish, General Medicine, Vancouver PERIOD COVERED: 1920-1970 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Personal background; nurses training and early job experiences; life on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island; health care on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island; involvement with the Vancouver Health League; mental health; amalgamation of city health and school health; start of Mental Health committee; description of Parent Teachers Association; parent education courses. TRACK 2: ; Description of courses; formation of Vancouver Health League and the Community Chest; Council of Social Agencies; smallpox epidemics of 1919 and 1932; vaccinations for small pox; school vaccination; Cancer Foundation; BC Cancer Society; Tranquille. CALL NUMBER: T1988:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Doris Mellish, General Medicine, Vancouver PERIOD COVERED: 1950-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Community program takeover by government; choosing members of family service organisations; payment for services by government; availability of services throughout BC; care of aged; nutrition; results of Conference of Aged; law resulting from the study of facilities; nutrition in Vancouver; fluoridation. TRACK 2: Fluoridation; water pollution; registry of disabled children; handicapped aids; building codes for handicapped; residential treatment for disturbed children. CALL NUMBER: T1988:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Doris Mellish, General Medicine, Vancouver PERIOD COVERED: 1940-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Vancouver Health League; mental health; house for residential treatment; mentally retarded; formation of BC Mental Health Association; volunteers for mental health centres; preventorium; Sunnyhill; formation of Victoria Order of Nurses; industrial health in Vancouver; Community Chest organisations. TRACK 2: Community Chest; changes and budget deficits; opinions of resource boards; Community Chest; future.

Dorothy Kane interview

RECORDED: New Westminster (B.C.), 1984-09-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dorothy Kane discisses the early career of her father, Dr. James Gordon McKay. Dr. Doherty. Childhood at Provincial Asylum; interaction with "Jack", a patient. Miss Maria Fillmore, matron of Asylum, 1897-1939. Domestic details. Grounds and buildings. School (St. Anne's convent). Essondale: the school, early days. "The Major Home", which became the Hollywood Sanitarium. TRACK 2: Dr. James Gordon McKay, founder of Hollywood Sanitarium. Mrs. Kane's life, from university on. Sale and later years of Hollywood Sanitarium. Sister and niece were dietitians at Riverview and Valleyview; Jean (McKay) Thomson and Betty Thomson.

Doug McKenzie interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Tuberculosis Control PERIOD COVERED: 1940-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Introduction; coming to Vancouver; starting work in tuberculosis; treatment of TB; costs of treatment of TB; case finding and the incidence among various groups; deaths from TB; discussion of facilities at the Willow Chest Centre in Vancouver; changes in the treatment of TB; closing of Tranquille Sanatorium; financing treatments; patients attitudes toward treatment. TRACK 2: Dr. Mackenzie's responsibilities at Willow Chest Centre; expectations for treatment and prevention.

Dr. Bede Harrison interview

CALL NUMBER: T0522:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-09-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Bede Harrison discusses: his background in Australia, his medical practice in London; coming to Canada and starting at VGH in radiology; first impressions of VGH -- cramped buildings, old equipment; Dr. Haywood was administrator when he first arrived. TRACK 2: Dr. Harrison: goals he had when he started at VGH in radiology; Gordon Shrum; the Hamilton Report; effect of war years on his department; experience working with Dr. Haywood; Mr. Hickernell; Mr. Weaver; medical politics at VGH; medical school; Centennial Pavilion.

CALL NUMBER: T0522:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-09-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Harrison discusses: characterization of Dr. G.F. Strong; problems with space at VGH; involvement with the superannuation scheme; Hickernell unpopular with doctors; why he left VGH; assessment of quality of doctors at VGH. (End of interview)

Dr. Charles McDonnell interview

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 1864; 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; introduction 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 intermarriage 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 Surgeons; 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.

Dr. D.H. Williams interview

CALL NUMBER: T0523:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-09-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Williams discusses: joining VGH in the dermatology field in 1938; first impressions of VGH; dermatology not well-established at VGH when he arrived; characterization of Dr. Ranta; his work as an administrator; VD problem during World War II; returning to VGH after the war; Mr. Hickernell; advent of the medical school; problems between UBC and VGH over the medical centre; his association with the University began in 1940 when he was appointed as an honourary lecturer; associate professor in 1951; Myron Weaver. TRACK 2: Dr. Williams: problems with the medical school; relationship between medical school and hospital; students at the medical school; Weaver leaves school; opinion of Dr. Patterson; becoming Head of Dermatology in 1951; growth of VGH and how this affected dermatology unit; constant controversy around Dr. Strong; Board of Trustees problems. CALL NUMBER: T0523:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-10-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Williams: the Hamilton Report; limiting of staff size in the 1950s; controversy over bed allocation; Hickernell's departure; UBC-VGH relations: role of Dr. McCreary in establishing a university hospital; Dr. Williams did not leave his consulting practice until 1960; assessment of his years at VGH; advent of medicare; development of the nursing program at VGH; his interest in the Continuing Medical Education initiative; Kellogg Foundation support; election of Medical Board chairman. TRACK 2: Dr. Williams: image of VGH in the community; influence of VGH on other hospitals in the province; role of the dean of the medical school; specific achievements of the medical school over the years; Dr. Ranta; personal reflection on his career; Health Science Centre. (End of interview)

Dr. Embert van Tilburg interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Medical missionary work RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-04-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Two sisters of the Order of Charity and Providence joined the interview -- Sister Maynard and Sister Catherine. Van Tilburg's childhood in Amsterdam, Holland; Levden medical school; immigration to Vancouver; interning at St. Paul's, 1953 to 1955; practice in Victoria from 1956 onward; consultant for old people's home run by Mother Cecilia and the Sisters of the Love of Jesus; 1964 extended care facilities put into Mother Cecilia's home; becomes well-known example of extended care of high calibre; films on it shown in Israel and University of Toronto hospital administration course. TRACK 2: History of St. Paul's, read by Sister Maynard; selections from a book in documentation; 1886 Vancouver Great Fire; Holy Rosary Church; 1894 need for hospital fulfilled by Sisters of Providence; 25 bed hospital; duties of order; its work in Western Canada; Sister Maynard's pastoral work at St. Paul's, 1976; medical services registration; incidents; CUSO; outpatient clothing department run by Sister Catherine; the holistic approach at a Catholic hospital; Meals on Wheels, 1975.

Dr. Emile Therrien interview

CALL NUMBER: T2370:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Obstetrics and gynecology, 1927-1975 (tape 1) RECORDED: West Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-02-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Introduction; education; parents; interning at VGH in 1933; the Depression years; setting up practice; West Vancouver 1935; difficulties encountered; payment method; treatments used during the mid-1930s, prior to antibiotics; public attitude towards health care in the 1930s; anecdote regarding a miscarriage in 1937. TRACK 2: Anecdotes regarding menopause, hemorrhoids, anemia patient in 1937; army career, 1942 to 1946; treatments used during the Second World War; first Canadian hospital to use penicillin in 1943; setting up practice upon return to Canada in 1946; 1948-1958, the effect of various birth control methods upon practice; social attitudes towards birth control; abortion; sexuality in the 1940s and 1950s.

CALL NUMBER: T2370:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Obstetrics and gynecology, 1927-1975 (tape 2) RECORDED: West Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-02-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Discussion of the IUD -- history, use, etc.; changes in childbirth methods over the years; discussion of newer developments in the 1970s. Development of hospitals on the North Shore, pioneered by Dr. E.A. Martin; North Vancouver General Hospital, 1928; Lions Gate Hospital, 1961; discussion of medical staff; patients today; general health attitudes. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Dr. F.P. Patterson interview

CALL NUMBER: T0521:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dr. F.P. Patterson, Head of Orthopedics, UBC Faculty of Medicine at VGH PERIOD COVERED: 1930-1963 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-09-12 SUMMARY: Dr. F.P. Patterson: orthopedic surgeon, Vancouver General Hospital, 1945 to date of interview. VGH after WW II. The field of orthopedics at VGH after WWII. The establishment of the University of British Columbia Medical School and the various changes brought about by its establishment. The administration of VGH in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Head of Orthopedics, 1950 and building a new university department in medicine. The relationship of UBC and VGH over the Faculty of Medicine. Changes at VGH caused by the Medical School. The medical board and Board of Trustees in the 1950s.;

CALL NUMBER: T0521:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Development of health care, Vancouver General Hospital PERIOD COVERED: 1950-1973 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-09-19 SUMMARY: Dr. F.P. Patterson: Discussion of the operation of Vancouver General Hospital services and the privileges of doctors in the 1950s and 1960s. Problems with bed allocation. Dr. John F. McCreery, Dean of Medicine. The operation of the medical school. UBC Health Science Centre and its concept. Competition between UBC and VGH. Discussion of hospital administration. Problems during this period with the physical plant and hospital facilities. Discussion of the achievements of VGH -- cardiac facility, renal failure unit, physical medicine and occupation therapy, Canadian Arthritic Centre. Discussion of the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre.;

CALL NUMBER: T0521:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Vancouver General Hospital in the 1960s PERIOD COVERED: 1945-1973 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-09-24 SUMMARY: Dr. F.P. Patterson: His role as Chairman of the Medical Board of VGH. Concept of the Medical Board. Description of Leon Hickernell and George Ruddick, Executive Directors. Impact of the Agnew-Peckam Report on VGH. Morale at VGH. Size of VGH and the variety of services offered. Care of patients and training at VGH. Development of orthopedics in British Columbia. Importance of field after WW II. (End of interview);

Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta interview : [Oldham, 1976]

CALL NUMBER: T0247:0008 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): History of UBC Medical School : part 1 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-03-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Personal history; decision to become a doctor; Dr. Cuthbertson, G.P.; Dr. Oscar Ranta (older brother); sister in medicine; family anecdotes; summer work through 1929 with famous surveyor Eli Stewart; Toronto Medical School 1929, and the changing atmosphere there -- from clinical to research emphasis -- because of Dr. Banting. TRACK 2: Clinical Osler tradition vs. the new research tradition in 1930s at Toronto; class collegue Dr. Omand Solamdt; Drs. Banting and Best; Fred Banting's 1938-1939 public health course at Toronto, and as Connaught lab consultant; Dr. Ranta's work in immunology with Dr. Donald Fraser; Dr. Robert Defries; stories on Banting; effect of Banting on research in Canada, other Canadian medical researchers; polio vaccine and DR. Parker; the "swine flue" and present concern for 1977 epidemic; antibiotics (should be used "like a rifle"); disease and the public. CALL NUMBER: T0247:0009 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): History of UBC Medical School : part 2 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-04-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Internship; Dr. Beverley Hanna, Dr. Henry Dole (classmate who became Director of Toronto General Hospital); 1936 diptheria outbreak in York County; immunization and the "smell of diptheria"; Dr. Elliot, chest diagnostician; 1971 rise in Vancouver diptheria; "pale, pasty and poisoned" (1930s term); 1936 polio, scarlet fever, "prontosil"; discovery of dyes as medicine in Germany, 1930s. TR;ACK 2: Russian medicine 1917 on, medical refugees to Canada in 1930s; Koerner brothers inject patronage to Canadian research scene; house physician, St. Michael's, 1937; Toronto school of hygiene; Dr.; Don Fraser, immunologist; Dr. Robert Defries and Dr. Claude Dolman at Connaught lab (research); 1939 move to Vancouver; Connaught lab under Dr. Dolman; provincial lab plans at UBC (halted); World War; II Connaught lab work, lab animals; monkey escapades and capture without tranquilizer darts; animal attendants, 1940s; Dr. Ronny Havers (radiologist); Dr. Bjornesson (US arthritis institute head); Dr.; Bill Kocroft (VGH bacteriologist); Dr. Dolman in 1930s -- food poisoning research; anecdotes about food poisoning in BC; salmonella identification and typing; discovery of "salmonella Vancouver" in late 1940s at Connaught lab on Hornby Street. CALL NUMBER: T0247:0010 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): History of UBC Medical School : part 3 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-04-22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Idea of UBC medical school; 1946 veteran-student pressure for a medical school, pre-med assoc[iates?], the debate for/against; Dr. Ranta spoke on CBC Radio and at UBC 1946-1947; general feeling "now is the time"; UBC president Dr. N.A.M. Mackenzie, Chancellor Hamber, Dr. Sherwood Lett (supporters); internal-external need; the financial "pie" at UBC; support in Vancouver and from Vancouver; Medical Association; education committee chairman Dr. Panton; Dr. George F. Strong -- character and history, his beliefs put forward strongly in a VMA-commissioned report on possibility of a UBC medical school; Dr. Dolman's study; report by the UBC Board of Governors, 1946; Dr. Strong proposed using existing Vancouver hospitals as teaching hospitals, while Dolman advocated an on-campus hospital; controversy; full-time vs. part-time practicing medical teachers; UBC medical school's standing in Canada; extended care hospital begun on campus, 1975. TRACK 2: Extended care; 1954 U.S. report on long-term patient care; 1976 BC government decision to create 600-bed teaching hospital on campus; larger class size expected. His involvement with bacteriology, 1939-1958; the campus in World War II; the first dean, 1949, Myron Weaver; finding a good personal doctor; Peggy Service, Dean Weaver's secretary; young faculty members; psychiatric treatment in Vancouver, 1914- .

Dr. Patrick McGeer : [press conferences, etc., 1977 & 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T0999:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Comments on the Gaudry report and on the funding of research and education RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-02-04 SUMMARY: Comments on the Gaudry Report and the funding of higher education and research in BC. February 4, 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0999:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): McGeer meets PTA and announces financial aid to independent schools RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-02 & 03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Minister of Education Pat McGeer addresses a meeting of the BC Parent Teacher Association, February 16, 1977. TRACK 2: McGeer announces the government's intention to give financial aid to independent schools, March 30, 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0999:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pat McGeer on aid to independent schools and UBC Hospital RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Minister of Education Pat McGeer rejects demands from the NDP to hold a referendum on the issue of financial aid to independent schools, 1977. TRACK 2: McGeer denies the NDP charge that the new teaching hospital at UBC is sitting idle due to a dispute between McGeer and Health Minister Bob McClelland, June 22, 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0999:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pat McGeer on BC core curriculum (1977) and ICBC annual report (1978) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08-11 & 1978-04-24 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: McGeer announces that the cabinet has approved a core curriculum for the BC public school system. Although this core curriculum is confined to education in the English language, McGeer says that a French language core curriculum will be adopted "in the not-too-distant future". August 11, 1977. TRACK 2: [Begins with some unrelated and unidentifiable interviews.] McGeer comments on the release of ICBC's fifth annual report. McGeer says that the report shows that ICBC is "in excellent financial shape" and, in fact, has a $59 million surplus. On the other hand, McGeer says, bodily injury claims rose so drastically that the corporation recorded a slight deficit in the last fiscal year -- a deficit that was offset by the surplus of the year before. April 24, 1978.

Dr. Paul Jackson interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Surgery RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-04-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Introduction; beginning in medicine in 1942; coming to Vancouver; St. Paul's Hospital in 1942; partnership with Dr. Appleby in 1945; Ford Hospital, Detroit in 1949; doctor/patient relationships; types of conditions treated; president of Vancouver Medical Association; chairman of St. Paul's staff; medical insurance; conclusion of interview. [TRACK 2: blank.];

Dr. William Percy Bunt interview : [Oldham, 1976]

CALL NUMBER: T1991:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Methodist Medical Missionary Work RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Personal background; training as a Methodist minister; Dr. A.E. Bolton; Thomas Crosby; his ordination; Dr. Paton of Chilliwack; Naramata; CPR Hospital; Penticton General Hospital. TRACK 2: Theological training in Montreal, 1914; women in medical training; medical missionaries; career workers; First World War service in infantry in France; return to Vancouver in 1918. CALL NUMBER: T1991:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Methodist Medical Missionary Work RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-26 SUMMARY: Dr. John Spencer, 1888, training in California; Port Simpson work 1914 to 1924; Bella Bella; Hazelton; Dr. Horace Wrinch the politician; Dr. R. W. Large; hardship of life in isolated areas of BC before the First World War. CALL NUMBER: T1991:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Methodist Medical Missionary Work RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Large; United Church nurses; Matron Bedford, Port Simpson; Miss McDowell, Miss Irene McGee, Miss Bessie French; the medical missionary calling; appointment of Dr. Bunt as superintendent of home missions, BC; his work with United Church hospitals; relocation of Japanese-Canadians. TRACK 2: Role of Dr. Bunt in the relocation of Japanese-Canadians; publicity of medical missionary work; the 'Thomas Crosby' boats; boat call at Kitimat; government involvement in United churches. CALL NUMBER: T1991:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Methodist Medical Missionary Work RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-26 SUMMARY: Dr. George Darby of Bella Bella; his personal background; beginning medical work on the BC coast; Dr. Bunt's story of Dr. Darby's home; the hardship of living there; his Christian faith; Mrs. Darby and family in Vancouver for twenty years; honourary Indian title in 1944; honourary degrees at UBC; home mission conference; his role as superintendent.

Emerson's point of view, 1964-04-25

SUMMARY: "Emerson's Point of View" is series of talks on a wide variety of topics by John Emerson.In this, the final episode, Emerson offers what he calls his "last point of view". He discusses and satirises; the Beatles' hair and their "awful" music, daylight savings time, Vancouver generally (which he calls a "swamp"), Vancouver hospitals, "Theatre Under The Stars", etc. -- all for about 20 seconds each;.;

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