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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.

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.

Angus Mackie interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Angus MacKie discusses public health inspection PERIOD COVERED: 1947-1975 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Starting with the City Health Department; location, staff, duties, etc.; sections of mental hygiene division; becoming public health inspector, duties, public relations; quarantine division 1947, duties, facilities, ambulance, public relations, incidents; changes, functions, attitudes; change to specialist section functions; duties with specialist section; functions. TRACK 2: Duties with specialist section; regulations; marina; rats; pollution; beaches etc.; public relations; changes 1973 to 1975; facilities; standards; salmonella; watershed; water quality control.

Art Hister interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pine Street Free Clinic PERIOD COVERED: 1950-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Medical background; former concept of free clinic; involvement; birth pains of this concept; prominent medical problems; funding; opposition to program; necessity of clinics; changes in the structure of the clinics; interrelationships; role of nurses; staff and services offered; doctors involvement; philosophy. TRACK 2: Directions going; services needed; decision making; summary.

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.

British Columbia Anti-Tuberculosis Society records

The series consists of correspondence and indexed letterbooks from 1906 to 1913; ledgers, cash and voucher books and other financial information from 1906 to 1921 and a clipping book, 1915 to 1920, from the B.C. Anti-Tuberculosis Society, which established Tranquille Sanatorium and operated it for several years. The series also includes an admissions book from 1907 to 1947, a 1920 inventory for the Sanatorium; 1919 issues of The Tranquillian; and information regarding tuberculosis. In addition there are 7 volumes of meteorological records for the period 1918 to 1924.

Christine Charter interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Victorian Order of Nurses PERIOD COVERED: 1935-1975 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Personal history and introduction; early education; nurses training; St. John's Newfoundland; public health nursing course; University of Toronto; Victorian Order of Nurses, Halifax; brief discussion of Victorian Order of Nurses; Toronto 1943 VON; Liverpool VON during the Second World War; VON in Vancouver; how patients come to the VON's attention; community resources; future of VON now that the government is taking over visiting nurses and doctors.

Clarence Bradbury interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Aid to the handicapped & community health services PERIOD COVERED: 1945-1970 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Personal background; training for rehabilitation work, 1945 to 1947; early rehabilitation work in BC; provincial government involvement, 1948 to 1950; development of rehabilitation programs; experimental programs. TRACK 2: Continued discussion of experimental programs; work in Kelowna and Nanaimo; reception of programs by the public and physicians; work in Chilliwack and Prince George; operations and developments since 1967; rapid expansion of programs; finances of cost shared programs; future hopes of programs.;

Community Health Services records

  • GR-2688
  • Series
  • 1979-1981

Files of Dr. G.H. Bonham, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Health Services.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

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.

Douglas Yeo interview

CALL NUMBER: T2001:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dentistry Developments in BC PERIOD COVERED: 1950-1969 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Yeo gives a brief description of his early education including the U of T dental school; after graduating in 1950, Dr. Yeo join the public health department in BC as a regional dental consultant; he describes equipment, offices and refinements. In 1951, he was assigned to the Cariboo Health Unit; he relates problems and changes there; after a year in graduate training at Michigan, Dr. Yeo joined the Metropolitan Health Unit as director of dental services; he describes the organisation and follow-up treatment; a discussion of the fluoridation issue; distribution of clinics and votes; arguments. TRACK 2: A summary of the uses of fluoride and alternatives available; Dr. Yeo mentions the distribution of services and minor problems and controversies. In 1964, the dental school at UBC opening. Dr. Yeo gives a description of the courses, practical experiences, length of courses; specializations and size of classes; this is followed by some statistical information on the number of dentists in BC and distribution and the idea of regional licensing; a description of the College of Dental Surgeons, the Dentistry Act, registry and qualifications and some changes in the number of registered dentists. CALL NUMBER: T2001:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dentistry Developments in BC PERIOD COVERED: 1960-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: A discussion of the issue of Dental Mechanics and Technicians and the Dental Technicians Act; qualifications and licensing and the National Dental Examining Board; a discussion of the idea of dental insurance and proposed plans; Dr. Yeo discusses trends, preventions, group practices, para-dental professions; COT system; Saskatchewan dental nurse and specializations; a brief comparison of the size and composition of the UBC dental classes over its initial years including a discussion of women in dentistry; summary impression; the direction of dentistry in the coming years. [TRACK 2: blank?]

Elisa Negrin interview

CALL NUMBER: T2715:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Italian-Canadians in the Strathcona neighbourhood PERIOD COVERED: 1913-1940 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-06-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Elisa Negrin discusses: her parents' Italian background; parents' first jobs in Vancouver; garden and animals on Atlantic Street; looking after cows; manure used in medicine and other folk remedies; butchering at home; fodder for cows; barn at Atlantic Street house. TRACK 2: Mutual help in the neighbourhood. Police in the neighbourhood during the Depression. Transients in the Depression.; Relations of girls with neighbourhood boys and transients. Chores and schools. Helping with midwifery in the neighbourhood.;

CALL NUMBER: T2715:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Italian-Canadians in the Strathcona neighbourhood PERIOD COVERED: 1920-1945 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-06-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Discusses: work and her attitude during her teens in the Depression; school life -- activities, ethnic groups; mutual help in the neighbourhood and attitudes of ethnic groups toward each other and neighbourhood problems; languages spoken in the neighbourhood; trees and sidewalks and proposed changes in the neighbourhood. TRACK 2: Taking in borders in the Depression. Credit from stores. Attitudes toward teachers. Prevalence of TB in the war years. Other diseases: diphtheria, rheumatic fever, scarlet fever. (End of interview);

Executive records

  • GR-2698
  • Series
  • 1946-1978

In 1946 the health and welfare programs of the Department of the Provincial Secretary were transferred to the new Department of Health and Welfare. The Provincial Secretary continued to be responsible for the administration of the Hospital Act, including funding the hospitals, until 1948, when the B.C. Hospital Insurance Service was introduced as a third branch of the Department of Health and Welfare.

These files contain correspondence of the Deputy Ministers of the Health Branch from 1946 to 1974, G.F. Amyot, J.A. Taylor and G.R.F. Elliot, and also correspondence of G.R.F. Elliot when he was the Assistant Deputy Minister of Community Health Programs, 1974-1978.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance

Executive records

  • GR-2588
  • Series
  • 1977 1981

Files of two Deputy Ministers of Health, J.W. Mainguy (1975-1978) and Chapin Key (1978-1981). Initials for each file note their creator.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Executive records

  • GR-2649
  • Series
  • 1963 1979

Ministry of Health executive records. This collection includes the files of J.W. Mainguy (Deputy Minister of Health 1975-1978), W.J. Lyle (Deputy Minister of the Hospital Insurance Service 1972-1975 and Deputy Minister of Medical and Hospital Programs 1975-1977), and Chapin Key (Deputy Minister of Health 1978-1981). It also contains files of outgoing correspondence of Dennis Cocke (Minister of Health 1972-1975), and R.H. McClelland (Minister of Health 1975-1979). These files were transferred from the Ministry of Health in 1987. There are four series: 1.Subject files of the Deputy Minister of Health, J.W. Mainguy (1975-1978), followed by Chapin Key (1978-1981). Boxes 1-23, 1963-1979. 2.Subject files of the Deputy Minister of Medical and Hospital Programs (W.J. Lyle). Boxes 24-27, 1964-1978. 3.Binders re Conferences of Ministers and Deputy Ministers. Boxes 27-28, 1974-1977. 4.Daily correspondence files (outgoing) Boxes 29-30. -Minister of Health - (Dennis Cocke), 1974-1975. -Minister of Health - (R.H. McClelland), 1976-1977. -Deputy Minister of Medical and Hospital Programs (W.J. Lyle), 1974-1977.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance

Executive records of the Assistant Deputy Ministry, Community and Family Health

  • GR-4019
  • Series
  • 1987 - 1990

This series consists of the executive records of the Assistant Deputy Ministry (ADM), Community and Family Health, 1987-1990. These records document the creation of the Community and Family Health division which was the amalgamation of the previously separate Preventative and Community Care Services in 1988. The new division included all Public Health promotion and protection programs delivered through health units across the province and the BC Centre for Disease Control, and programs operated or funded by Mental Health Services, Forensic Psychiatric Services, and Services to the Handicapped. Examples of records documenting these activities include the advisory committee on health promotion and wellness (Preventative Services), vocational rehabilitation of disabled persons (Services to the Handicapped), and child and youth mental health services (Mental Health Services). Records also include program specific reports, correspondence on restructuring the Community and Family Health division, program specific briefing notes, cooperation and liaison files documenting significant program specific relationships (Associated Boards of Health), and other related committee activities such as the hospital and community partnership program committee and the interministerial committee on strengthening the family. These records were created and received by the Ministry of Health in BC under the Health Act (RSBC 1996, c. 179) and other applicable legislation such as the Forensic Psychiatry Act (RSBC 1979, c. 139), and the Mental Health Act of British Columbia (RSBC 1996, c. 288). The mission of the division was to promote the health of individuals and communities in BC by monitoring population health, and the cost-effective implementation of community-based preventative, protection and treatment strategies.

The records are arranged by subject and relevant Administrative Records Classification System (ARCS) code. They include correspondence, memoranda, reports, briefing notes, and meeting materials. These records are classified under the Executive Records schedule (102906). Records in this accession appraised for destruction documented routine administrative activities. Some files have been removed for tobacco litigation. These files are identified on the file list as [removed].

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Fanny Kiefer show, 1988-03-10

SUMMARY: Guest interview and phone-in program, with guest Dr. John Blatherwick, Vancouver health administrator, discussing AIDS, etc.;

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.

Gary Mavis interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Crisis centre and health care RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-04-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Personal background; got interest in crisis centre in 1969 as trainee; had worked at Oakalla from 1966 to 1969; worked as a phone helper for a year then went on the flying squad; 1972 hired by doctor at VGH to initiate Safer program to follow up suicide failures; 1972 took registered social worker courses at night and summer school; been director at crisis centre since 1975; how crisis centre came into being in Vancouver; 1 July 1969; fund raised through mental health organisation; junior league, and churches; initially was 24-hour line for people in crisis; funded now by United Way and the government, VRB and donations; youth line set up in 1970; senior line set up for homebound older people; youth line now disbanded; youth bus traveled around to rock concerts etc., involved with post partum counseling first before it was taken over by VRB; present staff 8 people in main office; publish directory of community social services and 7 people work there; directory is sold; approximately 100 volunteers; training program designed; 600 calls per month first year; peaked at 3,000 calls and gone down to 2,500 per month; information line gets 1,000 calls per month; keep lists of calls as to type, i.e. alcohol or drug abuse; depression calls, lonely calls, few crank calls; language barrier problems. TRACK 2: Feels there is a need for multilingual centre; function as crisis prevention, has emergency beds, flying squad LIP; not controlled by centre but may become so when grant runs out; Vancouver highest suicide and alcohol problem; reasons for this; other crisis services available in Vancouver; state of crisis services in Vancouver; recommend integration; would try to alter by increasing telephone lines, attempted suicide counseling team; emergency night counseling; flying squad to keep going; face to face counseling should be available; boarding homes available; try to keep ahead of community needs.

Grace Donald interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): VD control, 1943 to 1975 PERIOD COVERED: 1929-1970 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Early childhood; education; training at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in 1929; description of the Laurel Street Clinic in 1943; VD treatments used prior to 1947, penicillin, malaria, "hotbox", society's attitudes toward venereal disease, public education; penicillin, 1947; beginning of city jail clinic; personal attitudes; dispensing penicillin in the streets in the 1960s; Oakalla Prison, Willingdon School for Girls - clinics established on a weekly basis. TRACK 2: Interest in job; Mrs. Donald's personal opinion; Vancouver leper colony discussed; discussion of transient youth in the 1960s.

Harriet Gerry fonds

  • PR-1912
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1941]

The fonds consists of Gerry's amateur films depicting her experiences as a public health nurse in First Nations communities around B.C.

Gerry, Harriet Emma, 1892-1981

Harry Kennedy interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Involvement in VD control; Director of VD clinic, 1965 to 1976 PERIOD COVERED: 1965-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-29 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Background, education; situation of VD control in 1965; epidemic of syphilis and gonorrhea; high risk groups were in skid road and a booming BC north; identifying problems and trying to eliminate them; male homosexuality, 1965; economic and social factors affecting VD control; clinic opens 1975; outbreak continues; spreads to students and secretaries; 1975, conference identifying problems and solutions in VD control; development of clinics; treatment changes since 1965, development of new drugs; public attitudes; history of VD; public education; alternate clinics. [TRACK 2: blank?]

Health education newspaper clipping book

  • GR-0145
  • Series
  • 1936-1943

The series consists of a newspaper clipping book and loose clippings concerning venereal diseases created by the Dept. of Health between 1936 and 1943.

British Columbia. Health Education and Information, Dept. of Health

Health records with regard to disease outbreaks

  • GR-2586
  • Series
  • 1924-1939

The series consists of files kept by Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Henry Esson Young, from 1924 to 1939. The files relate mostly to outbreaks of disease, including smallpox, infantile paralysis (poliomyelitis), plague, trachoma, tick paralysis, psittacosis, and leprosy. The files contain correspondence of the Provincial Health Officer with Medical Health Officers in B.C. and the U.S. Public Health Service about outbreaks of infectious disease, including the 1932 smallpox epidemic in Vancouver and recurring incidents of diphtheria at the Queen Alexandra Solarium. They also include reports relating to lab services.

British Columbia. Provincial Health Officer

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