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James Douglas Galbraith fonds

  • PR-2377
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1999, predominant 1936-1966

The fonds consists of the personal and professional records of Dr. James Douglas Galbraith, a medical doctor who specialized in tuberculosis treatment, especially among First Nation communities; the records primarily document this work. The fonds also includes Galbraith’s autobiography, entitled “My journey from New Flos to Victoria” (MS-1237).

Galbraith, J. Douglas

The Hornby collection : Peniel : the private ground of a cancer patient

CALL NUMBER: T4303:0220 SUMMARY: Another copy of the above.

CALL NUMBER: T4303:0256 SUMMARY: "The Hornby Collection" is an anthology of plays, documentaries, interviews and selected fiction for radio -- all written, prepared and produced in British Columbia. This program won the Peabody award; in 1980. "Peniel, the private ground of a cancer patient" is a radio feature set in the wards of the Cancer Control Agency of BC. This program won the Peabody award in 1980. Tapes T4303:0378 - 0382 comprise field recordings for this program.

CALL NUMBER: T4303:0220 SUMMARY: Another copy of the above.

Your doctor, your health : [program 3]

SUMMARY: "Your Doctor, Your Health" was a three-part series that explored the relationship between physician and patient. The program looks at treatments, traditions and alternatives to tradition. In the seri;es, conservative, progressive and avant-garde physicians are heard discussing their practices, morals and ethics. Program 3 of 3.;

Your doctor, your health : [program 2]

SUMMARY: "Your Doctor, Your Health" was a three-part series that explored the relationship between physician and patient. The program looks at treatments, traditions and alternatives to tradition. In the seri;es, conservative, progressive and avant-garde physicians are heard discussing their practices, morals and ethics. Program 2 of 3.;

Your doctor, your health : [program 1]

SUMMARY: "Your Doctor, Your Health" was a three-part series that explored the relationship between physician and patient. The program looks at treatments, traditions and alternatives to tradition. In the serie;s, conservative, progressive and avant-garde physicians are heard discussing their practices, morals and ethics. Program 1 of 3.;

Cancer clinic : [tape 01-03] : [two ladies]

SUMMARY: This is part of a group of recordings that document the day-to-day experience of various patients who are undergoing cancer treatment at a BC cancer clinic. They appear to be field recordings for the ;Hornby Collection documentary entitled "Peniel, The Private Ground of a Cancer Patient".;

Cancer clinic : [tape 17] : [Sam Payne]

SUMMARY: This is part of a group of recordings that document the day-to-day experience of various patients who are undergoing cancer treatment at a BC cancer clinic. They appear to be field recordings for the ;Hornby Collection documentary entitled "Peniel, The Private Ground of a Cancer Patient".;

The Hornby collection : Cancer clinic : [tape 09] : [chemo room]

SUMMARY: This is part of a group of recordings that document the day-to-day experience of various patients who are undergoing cancer treatment at a BC cancer clinic. They appear to be field recordings for the ;Hornby Collection documentary entitled "Peniel, The Private Ground of a Cancer Patient".;

W.A.C. Bennett interview : [CJOR/Webster, 1976]

CALL NUMBER: T1675:0006 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Hydro electric power development in British Columbia, 1952-1972 PERIOD COVERED: 1952-1972 SUMMARY: Former Premier W.A.C. Bennett discusses the development of hydro electric power under his government. He is interviewed by Jack Webster of radio station CJOR. The program was broadcast on October 22, ;1976. Towards the end of the interview, the formation of the Bank of British Columbia and the Medical Services Plan of British Columbia are also discussed.;

CALL NUMBER: T1675:0007 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Health care in British Columbia PERIOD COVERED: 1952-1972 SUMMARY: Concluding part of interview with Jack Webster in which Bennett discusses his government's accomplishments in the field of medical care.;

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., January-June 1981]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0344 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rafe Mair RECORDED: [location unknown], 1981-01-09 SUMMARY: Rafe Mair quits.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0345 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Jim Nielsen RECORDED: [location unknown], 1981-03-31 SUMMARY: Jim Nielsen -- doctors legislation.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0346 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm RECORDED: [location unknown], 1981-04-08 SUMMARY: Bill Vander Zalm announces new town.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0347 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Hugh Curtis budget speech RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1981-04-08 SUMMARY: Hugh Curtis -- Budget speech 1981 [i.e., his speech to the Legislature].; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0348 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Washington governor John Spellman RECORDED: [location unknown], 1981-05-07 SUMMARY: Washington governor John Spellman.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0349 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Attorney General Allan Williams RECORDED: [location unknown], 1981-06-30 SUMMARY: Attorney General Allan Williams on RCMP costs. Dave Barrett on BC Rail.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0350 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Health minister Jim Nielsen RECORDED: [location unknown], 1981-06-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Health minister Jim Nielsen on hospital board disbanding abortion committee; Transportation minister Alex Fraser on BC Ferries. TRACK 2: Dewdney Socred MLA George Mussallem on his private me;mber's bill to protect people from mistakes by computers.;

Of mines and men

Industrial film. A comprehensive look at mining in B.C., made to attract employees to the industry. Shows prospecting, core sampling; mine interiors, including the Sullivan mine (with electric trains); train (with steam locomotives) taking ore to smelter; smelter operations (including lead and zinc refining and production of fertilizer from smelter by-products); Bralorne mine; open-pit coal mine at Corbin; discussion of safety and health care for miners; amenities provided for the comfort of miners in mining camps, and for their families at larger camps.

Jeannette White interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: Graduated as a nurse from Protestant General Hospital, Ottawa, in 1907; husband was a doctor, graduated from McGill in 1906; he was in the army and came to Vancouver to be demobilised; she went to England where he was stationed when he had appendicitis and stayed to nurse him; was assistant matron for the Red Cross in a British hospital for a couple of years; her husband stayed on after she came home and took course in heart work at the National Heart Hospital in London; husband's brother, Walter White, was organising medical missionaries at Lanigan, Saskatchewan and her husband went there. Practiced in Watrous, Saskatchewan, married in Lanigan; he came to Vancouver after the war; set up practice here; was first cardiologist at VGH; had his office in the medical/dental building next to the old Birk's building; later he took a public health course at the U of T; treatment then for heart patients; mainly rest; no exercise proscribed; digitalis and nitroglycerin; husband died 23 years ago of heart disease; two of three daughters trained as nurses; Grace worked in North Vancouver in public health; youngest trained at VGH and UBC for six years, degree in Applied Science in Nursing; granddaughter graduates this spring with same degree; brother-in-law was Ted McTaggart, judge of the county court of New Westminster; her father's brother practised in Ladysmith; husband's greatest concern in public health was the annual check up of the whole system; spoke to school groups about the value of eyes and teeth; her own training; three years, nine in the class; worked 7:00 to 7:00 with two hours off daily, plus one half day a week; believes she had very good training; similar to today; graduated with a mark of 98, half mark lower than the top graduate; pay was $7.00 per month plus board; husband director of School Health Services; offices on Hamilton Street; husband persuading public health people of the value of cardiology; only one who could run cardiograph machine or read result.

John Duffy interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: The third in a series of eight seminars at UBC on the social and human problems in Vancouver, BC, Canada and the world. Chaired by Lila Quastel, a professor at the UBC School of Rehabilitative Medicine. TRACK 1: Lila Quastel introduces Dr. Duffy. Definition of violence and aggression; begin with the individual and not society; we look at the person within this society; excess energy in a person, due to living in this society and yet rejecting it, though they are dependent on it. Simplistic viewpoint of why there is violence. Internal force versus the external force to violence. Essentially the act of an uncontrolled individual, or over controlled individuals. Politics can be responsible for aggression. Politics are the sum of child rearing tactics. How these politics can lead to violence. Culture and the individual. Community sees physical contact sports, competition and personal success as good and therefore shows the child that violence is permissible. All men created equal; your success depends upon your aggression. Culture is swinging slowly away from permissive TV violence. Our society make violence attractive. Was as an influence on our society saying we are the bad buys, not necessarily the opposition. We are condemned to live with freedom and it bores us (Sartre). Asking yourself about your own aggression. Take driving as an example of your own aggression. There is no crime that ay of us can't commit. We all have murder in our hearts. That is the only lesson one learns about life. Violence is what the person feels is the true station in life and the feedback from the community. It is easy to understand violence if you understand the opposite of if. Attainment of more than the person thought they could attain. TRACK 2:

John Cumming interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A social psychiatric overview of Vancouver RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-02-10 SUMMARY: The first in a series of eight seminars at UBC on the social and human problems in Vancouver, BC, Canada and the world. Chaired by Lila Quastel, a professor at the UBC School of Rehabilitative Medicine. TRACK 1: Introduction by Professor Quastel, giving Dr. John Cumming's background. Overview of child abuse, chronic mental illness, suicide, addiction. Outline of what he wishes to cover in talk. Pathology: what it is, what causes it, where it exists. Sets press release about charge cards into perspective. Definition of pathology comes from the symptoms caused by syphilis, epilepsy, pellagra. Senility or brain changes not included, as they do not fit the facts. Psychoses: diseases based on genetics and bio-chemistry. Evidence of inherited predisposition, though may not manifest in itself. Studies referred to that back up this statement. Small numbers of people involved. Equates his arthritis with psychoses. State of Vancouver services; suicide numbers and facts. TRACK 2: Definition of addiction and why Dr. Cumming believes our society is vulnerable to it. Definition of "neurotic paradox". The advantage taken by power-hungry and money-hungry to place temptation in the way of others, preying on the human condition. Lila Quastel takes over for group discussion.

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.

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.

Beverly Hopkins interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Mental Hygiene Division : early years, 1948-1954 RECORDED: West Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-03-18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Personal background; education; psychology graduate from UBC in 1948; joined Mental Hygiene Division in 1948; description of staff; Dr. Gundry; interest in mental health; clinical set up; educational functions; work in well-baby clinics; relationship with Public Health Nurse; counselling; publications and flimsies; training at Toronto Sick Children's Hospital in play therapy and speech therapy; descriptions; various testing guides; work in schools; referrals; PTA; concern for 7-12 year olds; relationship with provincial organisations and other community groups. TRACK 2: Community services; special facilities for the emotionally handicapped; community work in PTA and at UBC, Clinical role of the psychologist: the set-up, tests, counselling, conferences, and public health follow-up. Ideas about mental health in the early years; Vancouver the provincial leader. Growth of Mental Hygiene Division, staff, information, acceptance and awareness of problem. Summary: results of work; publications for reference.

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.

F.O.R. Garner interview

CALL NUMBER: T2015:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Traveling clinics and TB control PERIOD COVERED: 1950-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Garner discusses the success of the tuberculosis control program; financing; relations with TB Christmas Seals Society and the Tranquille Sanatorium canteen; conclusion of the interview. [TRACK 2: blank.]

CALL NUMBER: T2015:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Traveling clinics and TB control PERIOD COVERED: 1935-1960 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Garner discusses his background and arrival in BC; starting in tuberculosis treatment in 1935; working at Tranquille Sanatorium in 1936; the incidence of TB; work with the Nelson traveling clinic, 1938; conditions; staff; area; the Kamloops traveling clinic, 1938; Director of Traveling Clinics, 1939; attending School of Hygiene in Toronto; military service 1942; work with the health unit in Victoria in 1946. TRACK 2: Discussion of Victoria staff; return to Tranquille in 1951; changes there; changes in treatments during the 1950s and the closing of Tranquille; return to traveling clinics.

Rhona Lucas interview

CALL NUMBER: T2012:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Aid to the handicapped PERIOD COVERED: 1914-1960 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-25 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2?: Personal background; came to Montreal in 1914, Toronto in 1920, Vancouver in 1927, Hamilton in 1932, Toronto again in 1934 and Vancouver again in 1942. Early education including business courses; working in the business world; working with war service committee from 1940 to 1944; set up first Red Cross unit in church setting; West Vancouver war service committee; encountered working with the handicapped for the first time; started war service committee 1944 to 1946; national employment service contacts; work with handicapped civilians; went to council for the guidance of handicapped from 1946; evolution of the Council for the Guidance of the Handicapped; Vancouver group formed about 1943; Guidance for the Handicapped Council chartered 1946; definition of handicapped person, rehabilitation, community councils and organisations; objectives of the Council for the Handicapped; structure of the council; involvement with the Community Chest and Councils 1952; move to social planning; move to consider whole province, not just Vancouver; objectives. CALL NUMBER: T2012:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Aid to the handicapped PERIOD COVERED: 1945-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Change from city to provincial focus; problems that still needed to be solved; SPARC dealt mainly with health and the aged. Council projects: handicapped day at the PNE; scope and limitations; of agency services; registration of handicapped persons to identify their needs; retail outlet for home handicrafts; problems encountered by the handicapped; by-laws, etc.; public educational meetings; collecting material for workshop use; publicity; consulting services; newsletters; yearly boat trips; indoor sports club. The briefs and the studies conducted by the Council: architectural barriers; to the handicapped; vocational rehabilitation/service coordination; vocational training/placement of blind students; camping program; study for city centre for the handicapped; consulting committee on vocational rehabilitation; screening applicants (until C.E. Bradbury took over provincially, 1958); adult hearing centre; report on advancement for the deaf; study of disabled allowance; educational and vocational needs of the handicapped; employment of the handicapped; social and employment problems of epileptics. In 1956, dealt with the gasoline tax and motor vehicle taxes (law passed in 1959); report on health services, 1961; reviewed report on neurological facilities. 1965 was the 21st year of the Council. TRACK 2: Reference to the brief that Rhona has compiled over the last 30 years on the history of the Council; brief on handicapped housing ; guide for handicapped housing, resulting in facilities in public buildings; world conference in London, 1957; recreation, working closely with Parks Board; adult handicapped registry expanded in 1960; the basis of voluntary organizations. Projects that the council is still trying to solidify: film on architectural barriers; handicapped housing; brief on orthotics, prostheses, etc.; services directory; vocational needs study re: sheltered workshops and homecrafts. Elements of rehabilitation. Member of the Order of Canada. Closing.

George Ruddick interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-10-17&18 SUMMARY: In an interview with W.J. Langlois, George Ruddick discusses his various roles at VGH, from working in the laundry room to assistant director of VGH under Hickernell to executive director of the hospital. He talks about individuals he worked with over the years including Dr. Haywood, Mr. Hickernell, Dr. Ranta, Miss Palliser, Miss Fairley, Dr. McCreary, Myron Weaver, G.F. Strong, Dick Fladgate. Also discusses: the Hamilton Report; the Board of Trustees; B.C.H.I.S.; beginning of the Medical School; Centennial Pavilion; his relations with the medical staff; growth of the hospital over the years; role of the Women's Auxiliary; controversy around Mr. Hickernell's departure; his role as executive director -- goals, accomplishments, disappointments; the Medical Board; expansion of VGH; public relations and VGH; bed allocation problem; hospital politics; University Health Science Centre; open heart surgery in the Willow Chest Centre; relations with government; issue of whether VGH should be an open or closed hospital; Agnew-Peckham Report; creation of the Greater Regional Hospital District; financial problems; development of Medicare -- impact on VGH; changes in nursing; role of doctors in running the hospital.

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. 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. 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);

Ralph Baker interview

CALL NUMBER: T0518:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-09-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Ralph Baker (of the VGH Board of Trustees) discusses: his background -- born in Louisiana, worked for the Standard Oil Company of California in Seattle, then Vancouver in 1938; retired in 1963; while in Vancouver, he took an active interest in community affairs; becoming a member of the Board of Trustees with VGH; first impression of hospital and Board; nursing profession overlooked by many; out-patient fiasco; Mr. Loffmark, the minister of health. TRACK 2: Mr. Baker: advent of a medical hospital -- fear that the building of a Health Science Centre would take funding from VGH; opinion of socialized medicine; psychiatric facilities built in mid-'60s.

CALL NUMBER: T0518:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-09-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Baker discusses: opinion of Mr. Ruddick; relationship between government and hospital administration; effect of Regional Hospital District on VGH; his time as Chairman of the Board of Trustees; public relations at VGH. TRACK 2: Mr. Baker discusses: the creation of the 200 bed extended care facility; the Accreditation Committee; Lawrence Ranta; abortion issue; changes in the Board since he first started on it. (End of interview)

Walter McNaughton interview

CALL NUMBER: T0517:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-08-14 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Walter McNaughton (of the VGH Board of Trustees) discusses: background -- raised in Scotland, came to Canada with his wife in 1932, trained as a chartered accountant; his work history -- working in accounting firms and photographic businesses; retired in 1972; became involved with VGH in early '50s after election of Social Credit government; getting on to the Board of Trustees; first impression of Mr. Hickernell; committees he was on as Board member; disagreements on the Board; VGH's lack of funds. TRACK 2: Mr. McNaughton discusses: his relationship with Eric Martin, the Socred Health Minister; the Hamilton Report; make-up of the Board; civic politics and VGH; few changes in hospital administration while he was on the Board.

CALL NUMBER: T0517:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-08-14 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. McNaughton discusses: the issue of hospital insurance; the change from VGH being a city hospital to a provincial hospital; out-patient department; problems with Mr. Hickernell; salary negotiations; VGH had poor public relations in the 1950s and '60s; Centennial Pavilion; Dr. McCreary story. TRACK 2: Mr. McNaughton: Mr. Weaver becomes Executive Director; Dr. Ranta's role; opinion of Loffmark, the minister of health after Martin; always wanted VGH to be a teaching hospital; nursing was often ignored; minutes at Board meetings. (End of interview)

Percy Cunningham interview

CALL NUMBER: T0513:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The hospital pharmacist at VGH RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-08-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Percy Cunningham discusses: Mr. Ruddick before he became Executive Director at VGH; impression of Mr. Ruddick; impression of Mr. Weaver; the role of Mr. Ranta at VGH; social contacts at VGH; impressions of the old out-patient facilities at VGH. [TRACK 2: blank.]

CALL NUMBER: T0513:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The hospital pharmacist at VGH RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-08-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Percy Cunningham discusses: the changing role of the hospital pharmacist; effects of increased reliance on drug use in hospitals since 1935; the cost and effectiveness of drugs; the role of the Pharmacy Committee at VGH; compilation of the VGH Formulary; VGH testing of drugs; expansion of VGH pharmacy, 1948-73. TRACK 2: Mr. Cunningham: planning of the Centennial Pavilion; changes in VGH because of the Centennial Pavilion addition; impression of Mr. Hickernell; personal view of work at VGH.

CALL NUMBER: T0513:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The hospital pharmacist at VGH RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-08-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Cunningham discusses: his opinions of Mr. Ruddick, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Ranta; old out-patient department. Concluding thoughts. (End of interview)

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