Item AAAB2562 - Sister Mary Murphy interview

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Sister Mary Murphy interview

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  • 1976-03-10 [date recorded] (Creation)

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SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Medical missionary work RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-03-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Report on history of St. Vincent's; 1939, Sister Mary Ruth founds 103-bed hospital; member Order of Sisters of Charity of St. John; 1939, Archbishop William Duke, founder of order; 1939 to 1957, directorship of hospital by Sister Mary Ruth; personnel of the hospital; O.B.E. awarded; liaison with eastern Canada; Catholic Church in the community; interview;, the church, Archbishop Carney, liaison, Catholic Hospital Association; BC conference; 1975, 300 beds at the hospital, 10% Catholic; care in hospital; sisters as nurses; advantages of Catholic hospital; healing and faith; holistic approach; hope; dealing with death. TRACK 2: Catholic hospital and the welfare state, cost of original hospital wing; others; Grace Hospital; Dr. Donald Watt and the United Church; 1975 new wing; government; future; equity; health teamwork; Sister Marion MacDonald, administrator from 1957 to the present; Dr. Roy Black. medical director; other directors; unionization of hospital; interns; how sister;s became nursing sisters; her daily routine; doctors payment.;

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West Coast Medical Historical Society Inc., 1976


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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-138.

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Accession number(s): T2361

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speaker: Sister Mary Murphy, interviewer: Robert Oldham

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